Temperature-controlled bodybuilders Paneltex has moved into a new 62,000ft2 warehouse at their Kingston International Business Park site in Hull.
It is hoped the expansion will help streamline Paneltex’s materials control systems and make the process of PDIs on vehicles easier, and is part of the company’s plan to produce more home delivery vehicles for the grocery sector. The additional space has also allowed the company to introduce more COVID-compliant office space and a newly refurbished drivers’ reception.
Andy Lacy, Paneltex commercial manager, said: “The additional raw materials warehousing facility forms part of our plan to meet the challenge of rapid company growth combined with supply chain changes between the UK and the EU. We’ve already taken some people on, but as we improve our materials control, we’ll be looking for even more.”
Chris Berridge, MD added: “This opportunity to expand into our new warehouse unit is not only part of our ongoing commitment to improve our processes, but also allows us to buffer further our raw materials stocks. Everyone is aware of the growth of food home delivery over the past year and of course food retailers need many more specialised vehicles to make this happen. We’re all proud at Paneltex to have achieved such a big expansion in production capability despite difficult economic conditions.”