Davies Turner doubles its Cumbernauld capacity


Davies Turner has completed the expansion of its regional distribution centre at Cumbernauld, Scotland, adding an additional 20,000 sq ft of warehousing with a height of 10 m. The expansion has doubled the capacity of the existing warehouse, increasing the amount of racking and adding five powered dock-levellers and another two floor-loading doors. 

Davies Turner’s hub at Cumbernauld now has 3,500 pallet spaces and increased floor space for cargo handling and sortation. The secure 1.5 acre service yard also includes a clear span canopy of 4,500 sq ft. Including the offices, the extended facility has a total area of over 43,000 sq ft and a gated yard with palisade fencing, security alarms and CCTV protection. The facility is also accredited to BRC Storage and Distribution Standards for handling/distributing foodstuffs and was given the highest AA rating in a recent audit. 

Cumbernauld is one of Davies Turner’s strategically placed RDCs covering the UK and Ireland. The other hubs are in Birmingham, Bristol, Dartford, Dublin, London Heathrow and Manchester – linked by overnight feeder services and with a further 14 satellite branches supporting the network. 

Philip Stephenson, chairman of Davies Turner said: “Ten years ago, we reinforced our commitment to the Scottish market when we moved to larger premises at Cumbernauld which is well situated in the Central Belt between Glasgow and Edinburgh and benefits from some of the best road connections in the UK. Soon afterwards we invested in narrow aisle racking in the building which quickly filled with new and existing business.

“We were then able to offer storage and distribution services as well as space for rapid transit freight.  A decade on, we acquired the freehold in Cumbernauld plus some adjoining land and now own a much expanded facility operating under BRC, AEO and Type A customs bonded status.

“This is a much-needed extension of our surface freight operations in Scotland and further proof of Davies Turner’s continuing commitment to Scottish exporters and importers. It coincides with the Group’s plans to expand and upgrade our premises at Glasgow airport”.

Source: Davies Turner

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