We are very proud to announce the acquisition of an additional Northern distribution centre opening for business on Friday 19th November 2021. The addition of this Heckmondwike-based site is significant as it will see the scale of our occupied territory increase significantly to 70,000 sq foot and represents another great success for our unstoppable family packaging business.
The securement of this purpose-built warehouse space comes only nine months after we officially opened our new HQ, showroom and distribution centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, following a wholesale relocation from a significantly smaller site in Dewsbury. Whilst we have consistently gone from strength to strength over the last decade, in partiuclar the last twelve months has been a busy one for team YPS, seeing our growth become ‘explosive’. 2021 has indeed shaped up to be a landmark year in our history, with growth stimulated not only by the investment in our sleek new headquarters, but also by our rebranded image, a workforce which has increased by 50% behind the scenes and a significantly expanded product range recently bolstered by cutting edge e-commerce packaging equipment and a range of recycled content flexible films.
Our M.D. Glyn Johnson disclosed that the leased Heckmondwike facility is to be used as a storage and distribution site and is a stop-gap measure to accommodate the ever-growing demand for our shrink and stretch film until a suitable plot becomes available to amalgamate us back to a single location operation. We pride ourselves on our capacity to stock-hold large quantities of these market-leading films that are primed and ready for next day deliveries to customers across the UK, something we were just not willing to compromise on. As such, we drew on the expertise of local property experts Wharfdale, with whom we’ve enjoyed a longstanding relationship, and this ideal space was sourced, scoped and secured within only a ten-day period. ‘Heckmondwike will allow us to meet our growing demand with almost immediate effect and uphold our fantastic levels of customer service without interruption. Longer-term we are actually on the lookout for a permanent acquisition that will take our domain up to 100,000 sq foot in total, but this site was just too good an opportunity to pass up on in the short term’ Glyn continued.
Our 20,000 sq foot distribution centre in Heckmondwike boasts a high double bay, state-of-the art warehouse space flanked by over one acre of dedicated yards and car parks. Situated within a fenced and gated industrial estate, the property is only a short 12 minute drive from our primary Brighouse address and offers excellent transport links up and down the M62 corridor.
You can find our secondary NDC at Unit 25, Flush Mills, Westgate, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0EN.