PJH has invested in three new regional distribution centres – in Enfield, Thirsk, and Bristol – bringing a significant expansion in its Next Day Delivery Service to stockists, to include up to 91% coverage of UK postcodes.
The new sites offer 22,000 sq. ft, 3,000 sq. ft and 27,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space respectively, with further plans to expand the Thirsk site to 10,000 sq. ft. later this year. The ‘vast capacity’ offered by these three new sites has been designed to enable PJH to expand its Next Day Delivery Service, which has grown considerably in recent months, as well as provide logistical benefits such as reducing the number of deliveries out of its Cannock central hub, relieving site congestion, and improving efficiency.
Brett Jenkinson, Head of Retail Customer Experience, said: “The investment in these three new sites will support further growth in distribution as well as facilitate the expansion of PJH’s Next Day delivery service, for in-stock items, to 91% coverage of UK postcodes. 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 new Enfield, Thirsk, and Bristol sites, PJH also operates from Bolton, Worcester and Glasgow regional locations.