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23rd February 2018
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IDS doubles stockholding at Swindon to enhance customer service
Surface materials distributor IDS has doubled the stockholding capacity at its Swindon site to enhance service for customers in the south, south west and Wales. Cantilever racking supplied by Stakapal was installed during March within the 27,000 sq ft warehouse with the project team ensuring there was no disruption to the IDS site and the smooth running of its delivery service.
The Swindon site is a key regional hub serving the three branches of Exeter, Southampton and Cardiff, as well as its own surrounding trading area, with the company's extensive portfolio of laminates, Showerwall panel products, worktops, solid surfacing and flooring. Significant capital investment has gone into new warehouse racking to double the number of ex-stock items giving customers the benefits of extended product choice and faster availability. Some 50% more products, equating to 1,260 SKU's (stock-keeping units) will now be available for delivery in 24-48 hours.
Says John Bagshaw, Managing Director at IDS:
"While being a national distributor, it's important that we operate in a regional way too, listening to the needs of our customers and being able to deliver the products they require quickly and efficiently. This is an investment in helping our customers grow."
IDS delivers products on a Just In Time basis in 24-48 hours to a wide range of customers nationwide in furniture manufacturing, retail shopfitting, construction, as well as kitchen, bathroom and flooring retailers. The company now has twelve branches nationwide, with the latest opening at Norwich in November 2011.
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