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New logistics hub for CMYUK

Providing the capacity to off-load six containers a day, equating to 3,000 rolls or 162 tons of rolled materials.

10th September 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Walsall, United Kingdom


CMYUK has opened a major new UK logistics distribution hub situated at Bloxwich, Walsall, just minutes from Junction 10 of the M6 motorway. 

This new 50,000 square feet warehouse is ideally suited for the storage and distribution of roll-to-roll media  up to five metres wide. Capable of holding up to £15 million worth of stock, it consolidates CMYUK’s existing warehousing into a single sizeable central UK location that will offer an enhanced level of delivery and customer service.

“The new hub allows us to service customers with greater choice, and enables us to be more efficient with our stock handling,” said Jon Price, CMYUK’s finance and operations director. “It is something we’ve been planning for over two years. Driven by the continued growth of our sustainable materials portfolio, we required a location that could logistically service the UK better and faster  than our previous two warehouses in Berkshire. We will be introducing later shut off ordering times for next day and same day deliveries to all major nationwide locations.”

The purpose-built facility has three standard level access areas and two dock level loading bays, which provides the capacity to off-load six containers a day, equating to 3,000 rolls or 162 tons of rolled materials.

“As we work with our logistics partners to establish collection points later in the day and into the evening, this will naturally lend itself to a double shift pattern that will greatly enhance the flexibility and service to our customers,” said Brad Styles, CMYUK Group Operations Manager.  

The distribution hub houses a dedicated collection point, where customers who have pre-ordered inks and materials online can use their own transport for same day collections.

“Our click and collect service is something we’ve been wanting to do for some time but we needed the right location and premises to be able to offer this. We have a number of big customers in the Midlands and surrounding areas who will find this very useful,” said Styles.

The facility also includes an in-house slitter for materials conversion to shorter widths, and any offcuts from here will be repurposed for use by different departments within the group.

The CMYUK logistics distribution hub is in operation now. 

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