A Scottish manufacturer has expanded its operations by opening a new distribution centre in the West Midlands.
Aberdeen-based Nu-Style Products, which specialises in laminate panels, has chosen Elmdon Trading Estate in Solihull for its first venture into England.
The new centre is trading under the Perform Panel name which is one of the company’s shower panel brands and ten new jobs are set to be created over the next six months at the base next to Birmingham Airport.
Brandon Townsend has been appointed as manager of the 64,585 sq ft depot and Thomas Lloyd-Roberts as business development manager.
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Managing director Steve Galbraith said: “We have seen continuous growth in demand for Perform Panel over the last few years.
“More and more people are seeing the benefits of wet wall panels over tile options, particularly for social housing, modular buildings, student accommodation and short-term let solutions.
“Our recent investment has had a huge impact on capacity, allowing us to offer customers improved lead times, efficiencies and stock availability, as well as even better customer service and a much bigger range of products.
“We’re really looking forward to making this first move into England and we’re excited to see what comes next.”
Andrew Donaldson, chief executive of Nu-Style Products’ parent company James Donaldson & Sons, added: “This is a great step forward for Perform Panel, Nu-Style and the Donaldson Group as a whole.
“It’s fantastic to see the investment in this brand coming to fruition and it is particularly positive to see this expansion in the middle of a global pandemic.”
In 2016, Nu-Style joined the Fife-based James Donaldson Group which is a 160-year-old family business comprising ten specialist timber and building product businesses, operating from 43 locations and employing more than 1,100 people across the UK.