Westcoast to expand operational warehouse

Westcoast Holdings has announced will be expanding its operational capacity with the lease of a new 340,000 sqft warehouse facility in Andover, Hampshire, UK.

The decision was finalised on Friday 5th April 2019 and the new facility is due to become operational this year, effectively double Westcoast’s UK warehouse space with capability to store over 60,000 pallets and creating 100 jobs in the area.

The new warehouse adds to existing facilities in Theale, Berkshire; Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire; Wilford, Nottinghamshire and St.Albans, Hertfordshire.

Westcoast Managing Director Alex Tatham said: “This new facility demonstrates the level of confidence the Board has in the business and its future growth in the UK as well as in exports, expansion businesses and services – many of which will be based in Andover.”

“New space will allow us to manage the vagaries of Brexit as well as build new services for some of the world’s greatest technology vendors and customers.  It is an expansion plan that shows our industry, and the whole country, that one of its greatest success stories is still investing locally and confident in its future place in the UK.”

Westcoast Operations Director Andy Newberry added: “This new space will ensure our fast-growing business will not be constrained by capacity, as well as provide some consolidation of third-party warehouses. In addition, it will give the business some much needed room to provide ever more logistics services to a wide range of customers – from retail to managed print, IT resellers to system integrators”.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine