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Sixth Screwfix distribution centre opens in Cheshire to support the retailer’s fast expansion

A customer in a branch of Screwfix. Image courtesy of Screwfix

A sixth Screwfix distribution centre has opened in Cheshire to support the trade counter retailer as it grows sales.

The new 370,000 sq ft site, operated by Wincanton, will be fully up and running by May and will service stores in the north and west of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It is expected to create 400 jobs in the area.

The opening comes after a 2020/21 year in which Screwfix saw sales reach more than £2bn and opened more than 38 new shops, taking its store network above 750 in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Dan Monaghan, supply chain and logistics director at Screwfix, says: “We are delighted to be working with Wincanton in opening a sixth distribution centre in Daresbury and the creation of 400 jobs in the north-west. 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. I would like to thank all our colleagues for their continued support.”

Ian Keilty, chief operating officer at Wincanton, says: “We’re excited to be part of Screwfix’s continued growth. Our strong and growing relationship is evidence of Wincanton’s ability to support the changing needs of our customers. We are looking forward to further honouring our commitment to add value to Screwfix’s delivery and service proposition.”

Screwfix is a Top50 retailer in RXUK Top500 research. The retailer sells online, through more than 750 stores and through multichannel services including fast click and collect. Recent innovations have included Screwfix Sprint, its one-hour delivery service available only through its app.

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