Avocet doubles warehouse space and creates jobs

The warehouse extension at Avocet Hardware, Brighouse
The warehouse extension at Avocet Hardware, Brighouse

Avocet Hardware has signalled its intent for 2015 by doubling the capacity of the warehouse facilities at its Brighouse headquarters.

The company has added an additional 10,000 pallet spaces, which when combined with a number of new distribution deals and a significant investment in stock earlier this year, means next day delivery is now available across any product ordered from Avocet before 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday, and before 3.30pm on Fridays.

Avocet also anticipates an additional 20 warehouse jobs being created as a result of the expansion in 2015.

Rythm Jain Saigal, a director of Avocet Hardware, said: “We have been building the business steadily ever since we took it over in 2012 and all this hard work can now be seen coming to fruition.

“We have exciting distribution deals with the likes of Duffells; we have Glazerite becoming the first of what we hope will be many fabricated door manufacturers opting to install only ABS locks on its product; we have new Elite Centres coming on-board; new products on the way; and to back that all up, we now have the capacity to ensure our delivery is unrivalled in the UK.”

More investment is expected in 2015, both in products and stock, while the in-house design team is continuing to work towards improving existing products and bringing new ones to market.

“We have a team here that wants to succeed,” Rythm said.

“They have the drive, the passion and the skills to do so, and I firmly believe that Avocet’s reputation will go on to far outstrip that enjoyed prior to our involvement.”