Work underway on distribution firm’s expansion

Elm Company

Work underway on distribution firm’s expansion

Work has started on a £1m extension at a distribution firm, with the project creating ten jobs.

The additional warehouse space at the McCarthy Group on Wrexham Industrial Estate will create room for an extra 4,000 pallets.

As well as increasing capacity by 18,000 sq ft at its Elm Point HQ, the company, which currently employs 75 people, will also be doubling the size of the truck parking yard.

The expansion comes four years after its existing warehouse and office complex opened.

Managing director Mike McCarthy decided to press ahead with the development after clinching a raft of new contracts.

“We are extremely busy because there’s increased demand for high quality warehousing, particularly facilities with food grade accreditation like we have,” he said. “Securing the accreditation to store organic food has also been an advantage because it underlines the quality of what we can offer.

“That gives our customers peace of mind because they can be certain their goods are in safe hands and are being stored in the best possible conditions.”

He added: “We have a range of blue chip customers from across the UK and farther afield – our client portfolio includes a packaging firm from Turkey and we’re looking to target more customers from Europe.

“We’re also planning to offer our customers a pick and pack service, which means we consolidate multiple orders into a single consignment. That means one delivery instead of several consignments being delivered by different carriers.

“All in all, we hope our expansion programme is going to generate ten new jobs which will be good news for the local economy.

“As well as creating extra employment here, the pick and pack services are also going to be good for the planet because we’ll be cutting down on the delivery miles.”

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