Kitchen retailer Wren Kitchens has opened a four-acre transport depot in Manchester to serve its customers on the west side of the country, adding to the retailer’s existing five depots located across the UK in Howden, Barton, Bristol, Stansted and Larkhall.
Wren said the investment is part of its “wider growth plans” with the aim of opening three more depots in the UK this year to “cater for increased business and to ultimately reduce fuel costs and emissions”.
There will be 18 vehicles running from the depot every day, meaning around 40 jobs are set to be created including Class 1 and Class 2 drivers, porters, yardmen and supervisors. “We operate a complex operation, delivering over 2,000 kitchens a week to customers across the length of breadth of the UK,” said Wren Kitchens transport operations head Lee Holmes.
“Our logistics are at the heart of Wren’s success, and as the company continues to grow, so does the need for better connectivity to be closer to our customers across the UK to ensure we continue to deliver 99.5% on time and in full.
“We’re also focussing on reducing our impact on the environment, and with the recent investment of greener trucks and our increased presence across the UK, we will continue to reduce CO2 emissions,” Holmes added.