Wincanton opens Screwfix facility

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Wincanton has opened a 370,000ft2 distribution for Screwfix as part of its business growth plan.

The site which is located in Daresbury, Cheshire, will add to Screwfix’s network of five distribution centres and will create an additional 400 jobs in the north-west.

The distribution centre will support the retailer’s growth, having surpassed sales of £2 billion earlier this year. During 2020 and 2021, the company added more than 38 new stores to its network of 750 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The new site will be operational in May of this year.

“We’re excited to be part of Screwfix’s continued growth. Our strong and growing relationship is evidence of Wincanton’s ability to support the changing needs of our customers. We are looking forward to further honouring our commitment to add value to Screwfix’s delivery and service proposition”, said Ian Keilty, Chief Operating Officer at Wincanton.

Adding, Dan Monaghan, Supply Chain and Logistics Director at Screwfix said: “The new site will ensure we have the logistics infrastructure to support our store expansion plan, Click and Collect service and ‘Screwfix Sprint’ our latest hyper convenience proposition. With 98% of the UK population within a 30-minute drive of a Screwfix store the latest site will ensure we can continue to provide our customers with the convenience and certainty they need.”

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