Injection moulding products manufacturer WHS Plastics has relocated to a new state-of-the-art national distribution centre in the West Midlands.
The company, which supplies the automotive, industrial and electronics sector, has relocated to the 75,000 sq ft building at its Minworth site in Sutton Coldfield in a move which will see the creation of 11 new jobs.
The new national distribution centre – which will serve its UK and international markets – will provide an on-demand logistics solution for customers, which include major motor manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover.
The £3.5m distribution centre replaces three warehouses currently on the site.
The investment is part of the company’s efforts to ‘continuously enhance the service to its customers, grow market share and open up new business opportunities.’
Paul Nicholson, group managing director at WHS Plastics Limited, said: “We are delighted to open our new national distribution centre in the West Midlands. The development complements our hi-tech and automated production processes, thereby forming a key part of our future growth strategy to build upon our existing markets and open up new opportunities for the business going forward.”
“Whilst the pandemic has been a challenging period, we believe that we can come out of this period even stronger. Our significant investment is designed to continue to provide the very best support to our largest market, the UK automotive sector, as well as other sectors, by providing a first-class distribution service.”
He added: “This investment signals our intention for longevity. We are supporting the automotive sector, which is a major contributor to the UK economy, and other industries. As a result of this investment we are already seeing a growth in our pipeline, in new sectors.”
WHS Plastics – which also has manufacturing operations in Runcorn and Cairo, Egypt – employs 630 people, with 400 of those based in the West Midlands. It currently has an annual revenue of £60m.