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ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-man home delivery expert, has completed work on a £1.7m high bay pallet racking system at its warehouse in Wigan. The substantial investment doubles the existing capacity at the delivery hub and allows the firm to further strengthen its service proposition to retailers and manufacturers.
The new 15-metre-high racking incorporates 17,000 pallet spaces, increasing the overall storage capacity at the warehouse to 34,000 spaces in total. Construction began last year and the new high bay racking system incorporates upgraded flooring, state-of-the-art lighting installations and sprinkler systems for fire prevention.
The Wigan premises has served as one of the company’s network of specialist distribution centres since March 2013. As a result of this investment, ArrowXL will now be able to offer an increased number of additional warehousing and fulfilment opportunities to retailers, manufacturers and drop-ship vendors at the site. The company already provides a range of dedicated fulfilment and warehousing solutions to a number of leading retailers.
ArrowXL already has a 460-strong team based in Wigan, however, due to the increased capacity, the company will now create a number of new jobs.
Paul Tyson, Commercial Director at ArrowXL, said: “This substantial investment will play a key role in our strategic plans for future growth. It signifies our commitment to constantly strengthen our infrastructure across the UK, in order to improve the current services we provide to our existing clients, as well as attracting new business. In addition to our portfolio of award-winning two-man delivery services, we now have the opportunity to provide an increased range of warehousing and fulfilment solutions to retailers and manufacturers of any size.”