Screwfix has opened its latest distribution centre, a new 370,000 sq ft site in Cheshire, run by Wincanton.
The latest site at Daresbury, Cheshire, adds to Screwfix’s network of five distribution centres in the UK and will create an additional 400 jobs in the north-west.
Screwfix surpassed sales of £2 billion earlier this year and added more than 38 new stores to its network of over 750 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2020/21
The new distribution centre will be fully operational by May 2022. It will service stores in the North and West of the UK, plus the Republic of Ireland, in conjunction with the existing Lichfield site servicing the South and East. The Stafford site will become focused on supplying specific product lines on a national basis.
Dan Monaghan, supply chain and logistics director at Screwfix, said: “The new site will ensure we have the logistics infrastructure to support our store expansion plan, Click and Collect service and ‘Screwfix Sprint’ our latest hyper convenience proposition. With 98% of the UK population within a 30-minute drive of a Screwfix store the latest site will ensure we can continue to provide our customers with the convenience and certainty they need.”
Ian Keilty, chief operating officer at Wincanton, said: “We are looking forward to further honouring our commitment to add value to Screwfix’s delivery and service proposition.”