Wincanton to operate new Screwfix warehouse
15 May 2018
Screwfix has officially opened its fourth warehouse, in Fradley, near Lichfield, expanding its distribution base to meet the needs of its customer demand and growing store network. The new DC will be operated by Wincanton on behalf of Screwfix.
The purpose-built, 562,000 sq. ft. warehouse site, which first opened its doors late last year, has been building up to run at full scale. The Distribution Centre currently employs over 400 people in the local area, with a goal of creating a further 300 jobs over the next 18 months.
The facility will work in conjunction with existing warehouses at Stafford and Trentham to deliver stock to the national Trade Counter estate, boosting the logistics infrastructure, supporting the Screwfix business plan and over 570 stores nationwide.
Mark Lemming, supply chain and logistics director at Screwfix, said: “The new site at Lichfield is receiving over 5,000 pallets each week and in turn picking 400,000 units for customer orders. We can now reach even more of our customers located around the UK, ensuring our busy trade customers are able to get what they want, quickly, affordably and right first time.”