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ArrowXL to open distribution center in West Midlands

ArrowXL, a delivery firm offering two-man delivery solutions across the UK, has signed a new two-year lease on a 160,000ft² warehouse and distribution center in Droitwich Spa, West Midlands. The move comes as the company announced its plans to rebuild its facility in Worcester, which was destroyed by a fire in April this year.

The company will operate out of the Droitwich Spa facility from early next month, with an experienced project team currently preparing the site, including the installation of telephone lines and substantial racking.

In response to April’s fire, ArrowXL moved quickly to open a warehouse in Chepstow, while providing a daily shuttle bus for employees from the Worcester area. ArrowXL has now chosen the location in Droitwich Spa as part of its commitment to those team members, who will now benefit from a shorter commute. Moving forward, the organization will continue to provide free travel for those staff remaining based in Chepstow.

The Droitwich Spa and Chepstow facilities, which provide a combined 311,000ft² of warehouse space, will supplement ArrowXL’s nationwide network and infrastructure, including hubs in Wigan, Enfield, Airdrie and Carrickfergus.

Ian Howell, ArrowXL CEO, said, “I am extremely proud of how the whole ArrowXL family has reacted and responded to the fire. The team has spent considerable time sourcing and preparing the Droitwich site, which will enable our business to continue providing exceptional levels of service to the UK retail industry.

“We are also excited to confirm that plans are currently in place to rebuild our Worcester facility, which we anticipate will reopen in 2019. In the meantime, we will continue to support all employees from the area, which includes the free shuttle bus service from Worcester to Chepstow.”

August 10, 2017

Written by Daniel Symonds


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