British bed retailer Time4Sleep is planning to open a new £3.5m warehouse next month.
Time4Sleep, which conducts the bulk of its business online, supported by a showroom in Huddersfield, says the warehouse will be a key driver of future growth and development.
At 35,000 sqft, the warehouse, located in the West Midlands town of Willenhall, has been designed specifically for handling beds and bed-related furniture. The move will allow the company to triple its stockholding capacity, establishing a commitment to delivering all stock items by the next working day.
Developed by local building firm AH Construction, the warehouse utilises the latest technology across a number of fields. Staff will operate narrow aisle, wire-guided Crown VNA trucks, allowing the company to fulfill orders at a more efficient rate.
The warehouse has also been designed with the environment in mind, with solar panels powering the facility and electric car charging points for employees.
The multi-million pound investment included funding provided by Yorkshire Bank.
Jonathan Warren, CEO of Time4Sleep, says: “The launch of our new warehouse is a significant step in our goal of building a sustainable business in the long-term. Our central location and increase in stock capacity will mean all stock items can be delivered from the new warehouse by the next working day.
“In a period of financial uncertainty for the retail sector, our business continues to flourish. After 13 years of trading from our West Yorkshire base, this move will kick-start a whole new cycle of growth for our business. Providing a clean, modern working environment ensures we can continue to advance the quality of service to our customers throughout the UK.”