Norbert Dentressangle is building a new Specialist Services platform at its Bury St Edmonds site, in Suffolk. Last month it announced the opening of a similar centre at its Wakefield site in West Yorkshire.
The Bury St Edmunds 55,000 sq ft (5,110 sq m) facility has 16,000 sq ft (1,500 sq m) of warehousing and excellent transport links East to West via the A14 and A11.
These two new sites will play a key role in the development of the company’s two-man operations, which handle bulky or sensitive items such as air conditioning, professional catering and refrigeration, vending and telecommunications equipment.
“It’s all about supporting our technology and high care customers, which often require tailored services, and enhancing our national infrastructure to establish a robust platform that underpins our best in class offering,” explained Dan Myers, Managing Director at Norbert Dentressangle Transport and Distribution UK.
Dave Finnie, Director of Dedicated Contracts and Specialist Services at Norbert Dentressangle Transport and Distribution UK, added: “Towards the end of April the new operational platform at Bury St Edmunds will go live with the specific objective of improving our geographic coverage in East Anglia.
“The expanded service will particularly support our customers throughout Norwich, Ipswich and surrounding areas by providing reduced transit times and enhance our early morning delivery capability.”
The UK is the second largest market for the French distribution group, accounting for 29% of its €4.6bn turnover in 2014.