£15m Double-Depot Investment for James Latham


James Latham has invested more than £15m relocating its depots at Bristol and Leicester to two purpose-built facilities which has seen capacity increase at both sites by 35 percent.
 
As well as the latest racking and storage - which has improved handling - making picking faster and more efficient for dealing with customer orders, the two 55,000sq ft warehouses, which are both now fully operational, incorporate the latest technology such as zonal controlled lighting, hi-tech CCTV, Combilift trucks with built-in cameras and photovoltaic panels which generate electric power by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun.
 
Andy Duffin, Operations Director at James Latham who oversaw both projects explained, “These new state-of-the-art facilities are part of the strategic development plans we have in place for the business going forward. The increased capacity has allowed us to carry an even wider range of products as well as increased stock levels, so the entire operation in both locations has been scaled up.  
 
“As well as greatly improved storage and handling, one of the first things customers have noticed is just how much easier access is at both sites which has made collections and deliveries run a lot more efficiently.”
 
“In addition, as well as the infrastructure, the technology which has been incorporated into different processes and operations throughout these sites is really impressive, significantly reducing our carbon footprint and making them the greenest depots in the group.” 

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