Monday, July 24, 2017

Independent Freight Forwarder and Logistics Specialist Doubles Distribution Capacity

Warehouse Expansion Reinforces Davies Turner Scottish Presence
Shipping News Feature
SCOTLAND – Davies Turner, one of the leading independent freight forwarders, has completed the expansion of its regional distribution centre at Cumbernauld. The development has seen an additional 20,000 square feet of warehousing added which has doubled the capacity of the existing warehouse. New dock-levellers and another two floor-loading doors have also been added giving increased capability to one of the most established British names in the industry, particularly in one specific product sector.

Davies Turner’s hub at Cumbernauld now has 3,500 pallet spaces and increased floor space for cargo handling. The secure 1.5 acre service yard also includes a clear span canopy of 4,500 square feet to protect the loading area from the elements. 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. With the continual growth in Scottish food sector exports, Davie Turner believes that they have an excellent position to support this very important industry over the coming years. 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 (public warehouse).

“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”