Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Speedy opens NDC at Tamworth

Speedy, the tools, equipment and plant hire services company, has opened a 162,000 sq ft national distribution centre in Tamworth.

It will serve as a central hub for optimising the company’s product holding and distribution capabilities for its portfolio of 4,000 product lines. The NDC will also be home to the company’s new national induction and training centre.

CEO Mark Rogerson said: “Our aim is to deliver products to our customers faster, safer and more efficiently, and the NDC forms a key part of this strategy. Crucially, the site has been designed around lean workflow processes to minimise waste and ensure our daily operations are streamlined and sustainable.”

The facility will provide large-scale storage for Speedy’s products, with dedicated transport management systems providing the first stage of national trunking of products to its network of Multi-Service Centres, Superstores and Express stores.

The national induction and training centre offer more than one hundred courses ranging from standard inductions and technical product training to leadership and management training. By the end of the year up to 1,000 people are expected to have been inducted or trained at the centre.