Andrew Page takes it to the next level with Markham Vale expansion
Leading distributor of autoparts and workshop equipment, Andrew Page, has continued to invest in its long-term success by enhancing its Markham Vale distribution centre.
The Derbyshire-based facility will see an increase in floor space of nearly 40%, taking it to 138,000 Sq. ft with the installation of a mezzanine level later this month. This addition equates to approximately two miles of additional shelf space, adding to the existing 9,300 bulk pallet locations, and means that Andrew Page is able to hold greater levels of stock and a broader range of product lines.
Leeds-based storage equipment provider, Quickline, has worked with Andrew Page on the redevelopment, providing effective solutions to support Andrew Page’s business and growth requirements. With plans to expand its national network throughout 2015, the additional capabilities of the state-of-the-art Markham Vale facility will enable Andrew Page to develop its logistics in line with the growing network, while also supporting its online and B2C aspirations.
Despite comprising of over 52 tonnes of steel for the main support and uprights, and over 30 tonnes of secondary steelwork for floor beams and rails, the mezzanine level has taken less than two weeks to fully assemble.
The additional storage space will also be used to stock CV parts, following the recent announcement that Andrew Page will be working with Unipart Autoparts to supply the commercial vehicle aftermarket. All parts, for both CV and car applications, are available to order through Andrew Page’s innovative cataloguing system, having recently partnered with leading parts data providers, CarweB and MAM Software.
“Following our strong 2014, it is great that we have been able to expand the network to the point where this kind of investment is not only achievable, but necessary,” said Mark Saunders, chief executive of Andrew Page. “The team at Quickline have done a fantastic job in making sure our needs have been fulfilled, and to have achieved it in such a tight timescale is commendable.”
Based out of its Markham Vale distribution centre, Andrew Page operates an innovative overnight stock replenishment service, fulfilling orders at each of its 114 nationwide branches up to twice daily. Covering over 62,000 SKUs from over 200 brands, Andrew Page’s distribution system is geared to ensuring that its customers have the right part at the right time.
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About Andrew Page Limited
Having originally been founded by Andrew Page in 1917, his son James, formed Andrew Page Limited in 1946. The company is an independent distributor of quality vehicle components, workshop equipment, tools and diagnostics. From its Leeds headquarters it controls all nationwide branches and employs over 2,000 people.
The company has grown progressively and underlined its national reach. This includes purchasing the Camberley Auto Factors (CAF) branch network in the south of England, acquiring 21 Unipart Automotive branches following the collapse of the company in 2014, and the subsequent rebranding as Andrew Page, The Autoparts People.
The company supplies products from many of the world’s leading automotive component makers, including Bosch, for which it has been a distributor since 1947. Its own range of high quality components, under the Drive Master and Fohrenbuhl brands, cover many leading vehicle marques and models.
The AP-Tech division meets customer requirements for tools and workshop equipment and reaches customers across the UK through its website www.ap-tech.co.uk. Auto Education is a training programme run by Andrew Page Limited and consists of 30 courses designed to improve and advance technicians skills to recognised national standards. Further information on the training courses and how to book can be found at: www.autoeducation.co.uk.
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