Drinks wholesaler invests £12m in new facility

In order to deal with a growing volume of stock and traffic, independent drinks wholesaler LWC Drinks has purchased a 173,000 square foot unit in Oldham, which will be used as a warehouse and manufacturing facility.

The business turned over £345m in the year ending September 2019 – with a growth of 15% on the previous year. It is also forecasting 10% growth for this year, with the total costs for this move predicted to equate to £12m.

However, before the company officially moves into the site in the summer, the Chadderton site will undergo a complete overhaul, including a new name, design and warehouse management system.

Managing director Ebrahim Mukadam said: “LWC Drinks is thrilled to announce that it is relocating to a substantially larger site in Oldham. After another year of impressive growth, in which we outgrew our current site, the time has come to move to a site that provides the growth room we need, in an environment that will support and drive business efficiencies.

“The new Manchester Hub and distribution centre marks a huge moment in LWC’s journey, highlighting to staff and business partners how even in these uncertain Brexit times, business can still prosper, and industry demand remains strong. We look forward to welcoming colleagues and customers to the new site next year,” he added.

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.


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