CMYUK has opened a new 50,000sqft national logistics distribution hub in Walsall. The company describes the site, which is situated just minutes from Junction 10 of the M6, as ‘ideally suited’ for the storage and distribution of roll-to-roll media up to 5m wide. 

‘Our new logistics hub is something we’ve been planning for over two years,’ explained Jon Price, the company’s group finance and operations director. ‘Driven by the continued growth of our sustainable materials portfolio, we required a location that could logistically service the UK better and faster  than our previous two warehouses in Berkshire. We will be introducing later shut off ordering times for next day and same day deliveries to all major nationwide locations.

‘The new hub allows us to service customers with greater choice, and enables us to be more efficient with our stock handling.’

The purpose-built facility, which is capable of holding up to £15million worth of stock, provides the capacity to off-load six containers a day, which equates to 3000 rolls or 162 tonnes of rolled materials.

‘As we work with our logistics partners to establish collection points later in the day and into the evening, this will naturally lend itself to a double shift pattern that will greatly enhance the flexibility and service to our customers,’ added Brad Styles, CMYUK’s group operations manager.  

The new premises also houses a dedicated collection point, where customers who have pre-ordered inks and materials online can use their own transport for same day collections.

Mr Styles concluded, ‘Our click and collect service is something we’ve been wanting to do for some time but we needed the right location and premises to be able to offer this.  We have a number of large customers in the Midlands and surrounding areas who will find this very useful.’