Teesside logistics firm Nicholson’s Transport has invested £150,000 into its warehousing facilities to meet growing customer demand.
The Billingham-based operator has refurbished its 55,000sq ft warehouse with new internal walls and racking, additional pallet areas and improved loading bays for vehicles.
The investment has helped to improve efficiency across Nicholson’s logistics services by segregating fulfilment for key customers away from the firm’s round the clock deliveries for the nationwide pallet networks.
The refurbishment will also allow the business to expand its pick and pack services at its 15,000 sq ft warehouse near Eaglescliffe.
Managing director David Nicholson said: “We have purposefully re-designed and refurbished our main warehouse in response to customer expectations.
“We are increasingly servicing larger customers with specific storage requirements, such as perishable goods, it made sense to separate these areas away from our pallet hub to provide a much more efficient system and environment.”
A proportion of the re-designed warehouse has been given over to Nicholson’s latest venture Burnside Wood Pellets, which launched earlier this year to supply pellets for wood-burning stoves and bio-mass boilers.
The small wood chips are entirely UK grown and sourced from virgin wood meeting environmental and supplier standards.
Mr Nicholson added: “We set up Burnside Wood Pellets as we recognised the growth in homes using wood burners and stoves. We have set up an e-commerce platform which is performing well and have noticed particular interest from the equine market with buyers using the wood pellets as bedding for their horses.”
Nicholson’s Transport – which employs around 55 people – is now fully operational across its two sites with the Eaglescliffe warehouse at the Durham Lane Industrial Estate acting as a hub for the firm’s growing portfolio of pick and pack customers.
The facility employs six staff after building up a strong customer base from firms wishing to outsource their logistics operations so they can ship goods quickly around the country without having to open their own warehouse.