GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd (GYSUK) has announced that construction has started on a new headquarters and distribution centre. Work commenced on the 178,500ft2 purpose-built facility, situated in Dorcan, Swindon, at a ground-breaking ceremony.
Following sustained growth over the past decade, GS Yuasa has outgrown the sites it currently operates from in the Swindon area. The new location – which has been specifically designed to meet operational needs both now and in the future – will incorporate the latest warehouse equipment, processes, and systems to ensure the company is able to continue to deliver the best possible supply and an ever improving customer experience as it grows over the next 15 years.
The new facility will stock batteries and accessories to service all of GS Yuasa’s many markets, including automotive, motorcycle and industrial applications. It will have approximately 23,000 pallet spaces and stock hundreds of thousands of batteries for supply into UK and European markets including its three core brands GS Yuasa, Yuasa and GS products.
The site build is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, with the warehouse and office fit-out process, testing, move and ramp up phases to follow. The new site is expected to be fully operational in the summer of 2023.
The building will be constructed to a very high standard with a focus on ESG credentials, targeting BREEAM ‘Excellent’, an EPC A rating, 19 EV charging points, photovoltaic panels and use of recycled materials.