Bibby buys Stakehill warehouse

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Bibby Distribution has purchased a 108,000 sq ft warehouse in Manchester in order to facilitate a wider range of services and to grow customers’ stockholding capacity.

The new site, located on the Stakehill Industrial and Distribution Park, Middleton, will consolidate the operations of two smaller facilities currently leased by the company in Heywood. All operations and the 50 employees based at the Heywood sites will move across with Bibby. 

The warehouse has storage capacity for up to 11,500 pallets and also features a 6,500 sq ft mezzanine floor.

Paul Cullingford, chief financial officer, said: “With the additional space the site offers, and the greater stability that comes with owned premises, we can help customers streamline their activities and allow them to scale operations up or down with a more adaptable multi-user site.

“In addition, the new facility gives us the scope to offer a wider range of added value services to our customers which were not possible from existing premises, including product re-packing, re-labelling and decanting. It also holds accreditation to the stringent standards set by the American Institute of Bakers, an organisation which endeavours to protect the safety of food supply chains worldwide.”

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