Friday 9th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Davies Turner doubles size of Scottish DC

International air and sea freight forwarding company Davies Turner is doubling the size of its Scottish regional distribution centre at Cumbernauld.

The construction work for the site has begun, with the first phase being the development of 10,000 sq ft of warehousing with eaves of 32 ft, to increase racking capacity. It will have five powered dock-levellers and another two floor-loading doors.

“Ten years ago, we reinforced our commitment to the Scottish market when we moved to a larger facility at Cumbernauld which is well situated in the industrial belt between Glasgow and Edinburgh and benefits from some of the best road connections in the U,” said Philip Stephenson, joint managing director of Davies Turner. “Soon afterwards we invested in narrow aisle racking in the 23,680 sq ft (2,200 sq m) facility which quickly filled with new and existing business.

“A decade on, we have taken the opportunity to acquire our freehold in Cumbernauld plus some adjoining land. With the completion of the construction project, we will have a facility exceeding 43,000 sq ft (4,000 sq m)” operated under BRC, AEO and Type A customs bonded status.”

In phase two, there will be an extension of the same size with an eaves height of six metres to match the original building.

The build is expected to be completed by October.