Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Acumen opens Halewood warehouse

Acumen Distribution has opened a warehouse in Halewood, Liverpool which is dedicated to an automotive customer.

The 50,000 sq ft racked warehouse, situated in Speke Boulevard close to Junction 6 of the M62, has 1,914 pallet locations as well as a 2-storey office block and a bulk storage area.

It will be open 24/5, and weekends when required, to handle bulk inbound components for eventual selection and Just-in-time sequenced delivery to the customer’s manufacturing process located nearby.

Acumen’s major new investment also includes the purchase of five forklift trucks and delivery vehicles. The new warehouse will be operated by a combined warehouse and logistics team of 13 personnel, which includes the appointment of 10 new members of staff.

Managing director Chris Doughty said: “The new warehouse is part of our operational focus on providing the automotive manufacturing industry with a fast, first-rate service combined with a strong operational knowledge of the automotive industry. This new warehouse will enable us to meet our high growth targets and reinforces Acumen Logistics Group’s position as a leading logistics service provider”.