Increased warehousing to meet growing demand

Richard Burbidge has increased its warehouse capacity as a result of growing demand for higher stock levels and new product development.

The North Wales-based manufacturer has installed further racking to its Chirk warehouse after high product demand for its stairpart collections called for further capacity. 

The additional racking has increased Richard Burbidge’s warehouse storage capacity to more than 192 locations, ranging from 3.6m and 4.2m wide racking systems, which will primarily store more hand and base rails. 

The decision to invest in the new racking system followed a series of new products that the brand has introduced over the past six months alone. 

Removing product from bulk floor locations has also helped to create further space for handling finished goods inwards and outwards, as well as designated loading and marshalling lanes.

The warehouse will now have room to house any of Richard Burbidge’s new product development, including the PaintReady collection, which is offered in multiple lengths, so further capacity was essential.

The expansion helps differentiate the brand from other suppliers due to its ability to offer higher stock levels, after identifying that reliable availability was high on customers’ priority lists when choosing suppliers. It also means the company can accommodate large order quantities for its trade, DIY and joinery distribution channels.