SMARTGLASS goes national with new distribution facility
February 1, 2012
Clayton Glass is delighted to announce that from February 2012 a new SMARTGLASSTM distribution facility will be opening in the Midlands. Located off the M1 near Northampton, this new ‘Hub’ will employ a small team of three, providing storage and distribution facilities for roof deliveries beyond the current daily reach.
‘As our roof customer base has increased, then so with it has both the number and distance of end user sites we need to get our product to’ commented Commercial Director Jason McCabe. ‘The key to timely and successful roof deliveries lies with a small fleet of lightweight vehicles in the right location, so whilst we will retain the use of our heavy goods fleet, this will be to ship roofs in volume to the hub overnight for onward delivery the next day’
‘To coincide with this, on the production side we’ve invested further to give a much increased capacity to manufacture now in either one of our two County Durham factories. The key for us lies in being able to manufacture quicker, to get the right roof on the right vehicle and to optimise by delivery slot’. We’re hugely confident that with this new facility we will be able to improve our turnaround, delivery capacity and with it our overall customer experience’
‘We’re now taking orders for roof glass on a national basis, so naturally we’ve seen our sales grow too. Where in the past we have had to turn work down due to logistics barriers, we can now fulfil with ease. More customers only serves to increase momentum and to give critical mass for further investment’
Initially two drivers and vehicles will operate from the site, giving SMARTGLASSTM the reach and ability to achieve morning drops to the South coast and beyond, whilst reducing overall delivery costs and improving customer communication. ‘We can now get your roof further, quicker, adds Jason. And with satellite tracking across the entire fleet you can rest assured we can literally pinpoint every one of our 30 roof deliveries, every day’
SMARTGLASSTM – Contact Customer Service – 01207 288200