The warehouse extension adds an extra 31,000 square feet, over 3,000 more pallet spaces, costing £1.6 million. This now gives VIP Computers a total warehouse capacity of 100,000 square feet with 7,000 total pallet spaces.
The warehouse was completed on budget and on time by Williams Tarr, a leading construction and property development group based in Warrington, and is made to world-class safety, security and environmental standards, which ensure handling of the products with great care and efficiency.
Jatti Sahni, Chairman of VIP Computers said: “This expansion of the warehouse will help our company to grow further, allowing us to tap into the growth of the IT market. VIP recently bolstered its team with 60 new employees from the north-west region and will continue to invest in its future as a major employer in the area.”
Presently, VIP Computers annually services in excess of 2,000 accounts and moves over 9,000 items per day, with a 99.7% shipping accuracy rate. The extra capacity is expected to drastically boost the number of items processed per day. With new pick locations added, VIP can also scale up white label shipping to customers.
“At a time when many technology companies are either cutting costs or delaying projects, VIP’s continual investment furthered our belief in focusing on delivering value through distribution.”
Sahni concluded: “This investment demonstrates VIP’s commitment to offer broad and innovative logistics solutions to its long term strategic customers. By enhancing our offering through state-of-the art comprehensive logistics infrastructure, all our customers can benefit from upgraded superior services and knowledgeable support in a higher efficient manner.”
Running on an industry leading warehouse management IT system, the new warehouse features handheld readers that will manage the company’s daily stock movements and customer despatches with automated labelling and documentation.