Two-man delivery firm ArrowXL has announced the installation of a £1.7m (US$2.2m) high-bay pallet racking system at its warehouse in Wigan in the northwest of England. The investment doubles the existing capacity at the delivery hub and strengthens the firms proposition to retailers and manufacturers.
The new 15m (49ft) 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 incorporated upgraded flooring, state-of-the-art lighting, and sprinkler systems for fire prevention. ArrowXL currently has 460 employees based in Wigan, however, the company plans to create several new jobs due to the increased capacity.
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 and improve our current services, 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.”
July 3, 2017