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Ironmongery Direct and Electrical Direct completes major distribution centre expansion and adds 1000’s of new products

IronmongeryDirect,
and sister company ElectricalDirect has completed a major expansion
project, to house 1000’s more new products whilst expanding its customer
proposition. Part of the Manutan European Group, IronmongeryDirect and
ElectricalDirect is the UK’s largest supplier of ironmongery and
electrical products to the trade.

A new 100,000 sq ft
warehouse, which is the equivalent of two football pitches, will now house over
30,000 products for both IronmongeryDirect and its co-brand ElectricalDirect
all available for next day delivery. The new facilities will also have
2,000 pallet storage locations.

Managing Director
of the Manutan Traders Division, Wayne
Lysaght-Mason, commented: “We took the decision to double the size of our
warehouse in order to continue our 20% year on year growth, cement our market leading
proposition and drive ambitious range extension. Whilst giving our sister brand
ElectricalDirect a strong base for growth.

“At the same time,
we have expanded our call centre, while all other departments have been moved
into modern, purpose-built office space.”

The
new warehouse officially opened on Thursday 17th January by Xavier
Guichard, Chief Executive Officer at Manutan Group and Wayne
Lysaght-Mason. They were also joined by the rest of the Manutan Group
Management Board, along with over 200 staff to celebrate this significant
landmark.

Wayne added:
“IronmongeryDirect will now benefit from an upgraded and expanded distribution
centre, enabling an improved customer experience. The expansion will improve
all areas of the business, providing a major boost for our revenue and
profitability growth.”

The
expansion also allows the organisation to bring in the fulfilment of ElectricalDirect
orders under one roof, enabling the service and product range to be greatly
improved.

Wayne
concluded: “Our customers can expect to receive the same great service,
ordering up to 8.00pm 7 days a week for next day delivery, but with the
addition of a number of new and exciting products which will further complement
our already market leading range”.  

In
2019 IronmongeryDirect is also celebrating its 50th year
supplying architectural ironmongery to tradespeople. Starting out as a
traditional ironmongers, today customers can browse over 17,500 products in the
catalogue and online.

With the UK’s biggest range of quality
products in stock for next day delivery as standard, an award-winning service
and low trade prices, IronmongeryDirect is proud to be the masters of
their trade.

Orders
can be placed as late as 8pm for next day delivery from Sunday through to
Friday and by 4pm on Saturdays. Free, no quibble
returns are available on all products.

For
more information, visit IronmongeryDirect.com
or call their team of specialist advisors on 0800 168 28 28.

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