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Thorite announce major head office expansion programme

Monday 6th June 2005

Bradford-based compressed air and fluid process systems specialists, Thorite, have announced plans for a major capital investment programme to be centred on their Laisterdyke headquarters building.

The company is to install the latest, automated carousel warehousing system to transform the premises into a new National Distribution Centre.

This development is aimed at creating the most efficient product stocking and retrieval system possible, to ensure that air compressors, pumps, hand tools, valves and all the rest of the thousands of items which make up Thorite's £3 million stock levels, are available for nationwide same day despatch.

The present National Distribution Centre, located in Leeds, will be re-launched as a dedicated local branch and will retain its busy trade counter.

Other Thorite branches, in Blackburn, Bolton, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Rochdale Sheffield and the recently opened new service depot in Birtley (near Gateshead), will benefit from the increased efficiency the new operation will provide.

Speaking of the plans, Stephen Wright, Thorite's Managing Director said: "The decision to create a new, state of the art, National Distribution Centre reflects Thorite's determination to not only offer the widest range of pneumatic and fluid process products and systems available, but also to supply them as quickly as possible. It will form an important step in our medium term expansion strategy and should prove a boon to our customers, whatever their location."

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