S&W Wholesale has announced a redevelopment project plan, with the Northern Ireland-based wholesaler investing more than £15m in a 20-acre site that will be home to a new multi-purpose distribution hub, head office space, vehicle management area and recycling area.
The new state of the art storage centre will boast 180,000 sq ft hosting all ambient, chilled, fresh and frozen products all under one roof.
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Its current location in Carnbane which has been home since 2010 already operates at 100,000 sq ft. This redevelopment plan will almost double the capacity and allow S&W to continue its vision for growth.
The move to Chancellors Road, just off the main road out of Newry to Dublin is said to position S&W in the best location to service its retail and wholesale customers throughout the island of Ireland with greater ease.
Michael Skelton, managing director of S&W said: “Over the past number of years we have experienced sustained growth and this investment into the new multi-purpose site is aimed at facilitating this growth further and to provide our employees with a better working environment but as well as providing a more efficient way of working across the entire business.”
The site will become more eco-friendly focused with the introduction of solar panels, electric car charging points and methods of reducing waste -reducing S&W’s carbon footprint for the future.
“We are committed to driving our footprint in the local community with plans to build on our 250+ workforce and work alongside local business and organizations in making a real positive change in the local area and beyond,” added Skelton.
“We are really excited about the build and to get Phase 1 underway. With all that has happened over the past few years with the pandemic this is a positive story for all involved with S&W, the local area, employees and their communities as well as our retailers and trade partners as we continue to be one of Irelands leading grocery wholesalers.”