PJH has embarked on “significant” expansion in its Next Day Delivery Service to retailers with investment in three new regional distribution centres – which will allow the company to service up to 91 per cent coverage of UK postcodes.
The new centres – in Enfield, Thirsk, and Bristol – will offer 22,000, 3,000 and 27,000sq ft of warehouse space respectively, with further plans to expand the Thirsk site to 10,000sq ft later this year. These will enable PJH to expand its Next Day Delivery Service, which has grown considerably in recent months, as well as logistical benefits such as reducing the number of deliveries out of its Cannock central hub, relieving site congestion, and improving efficiency.
Speaking about the investment, Brett Jenkinson, Head of Retail Customer Experience at PJH, the national appliances, bathrooms and sinks and taps distributor, said: “Through the expanded capacity of our warehouses and our more regionally deployed own fleet of vehicles, benefitting northern, southern and Wales regions, we will be able to reach our customers faster.”
With PJH committed to delivering a ‘first-choice’ service, the investment in the three new sites will help better manage bigger volumes and improve vehicle ‘on-time’ departures. It also reduces the number of miles travelled by the company’s fleet with local deliveries benefiting the customer further by reducing the potential impact of traffic or bad weather.
In addition to the Cannock distribution centre and the three new sites, PJH also operates from Bolton, Worcester and Glasgow regional locations.