Pentland Wholesale has merged its three existing Blackburn locations on the Whitebirk Industrial Estate by moving into one 56,000ft2 warehouse in Walker Industrial Estate. The site includes 5,745ft2 of offices.
The Importer and Supplier of Commercial Refrigeration and Food Service Equipment has outgrown its current facility and wanted to bring its activities and workforce under one roof. At the same time Pentland has refreshed its branding with a corporate make over and new logo, it has also published its latest 236 page product catalogue featuring its full 2015 portfolio. It hopes the move will increase efficiency as well as doubling its warehouse space, allowing it to expand further. The firm has grown rapidly, with 2014’s sales increasing by over 20% compared to the previous year.
Dean Simpson, Pentland Wholesale operations director said “The new premises is much larger, purpose built distribution facility, it has a container loading area, which is rare in this locality. This was our main requirement as we receive up to ten 40ft containers per week.
Also the location is very convenient, just off junction 5 of the M65. The new facility will include a great new equipment showroom and a trade counter for Pentland parts. The showroom will now allow us to host customer days where they can meet all our staff and view the products in one location”.
Pentland is looking to build upon the investment it has made in its business recently by carrying out a number of further planned expansion activities. The range of Blizzard products will increase significantly over the coming years, offering even more choice to the quality reliable range. The company is strengthening its trade counter further by partnering with Hawco and offering their full range of products, in addition to this they are increasing their own range of VANSTOX parts for the catering and refrigeration industry.
Pentland Wholesale believe that it was important to find a location in the Blackburn area to ensure staff retention, as all employees are local residents. The Pentland Group also has a large warehousing facility on Walker Park, distributing other Pentland brands..