Major warehouse purchase for Factory Direct FlooringMidlands-based flooring manufacturer and retail firm Factory Direct Flooring (FDF) has invested in a new, purpose-built warehouse with state-of-the-art racking, bringing its entire operation under one site. The new 20,000 sq ft facility at Hemdale Industrial Park, Nuneaton is nearly 40 per cent bigger than its former main unit. This will enable FDF to achieve a 50 per cent increase in stock holding across all lines, as well as negating transportation between units, reducing environmental impact and creating efficiencies.
The warehouse purchase signifies the firm’s ramping up of operations in anticipation of another year of record sales, after high demand drove unprecedented growth in 2020. The additional space, not only in square footage but also as racking height has doubled, will facilitate cheaper prices for customers as a result of bulk buying power. Additionally, a reduction in delivery cost and lead time can be achieved: the innovative racking makes stock more accessible and picking therefore faster, accelerating dispatch by 24 hours or more.