Wincanton has opened a new 370,000 sq.ft. distribution centre to support Screwfix in its continuing business growth – Screwfix reported sales of over £2bn for the year to January 2021.
The new site at Daresbury, Cheshire, will add to Screwfix’ network of five distribution centres and will create an additional 400 jobs. During 2020/21 Screwfix added more than 38 new stores to its network of 750 stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The new DC will be fully operational by May 2022 and will service stores in the North and North West of England plus the Republic of Ireland, in conjunction with the existing Lichfield site.
Ian Kelly, chief operating officer at Wincanton commented: “We’re excited to be part of Screwfix’ continued growth. Our strong and growing relationship is evidence of Wincanton’s ability to support the changing needs of our customers.”