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Published on October 6th, 2021 | by The GC Team

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CIH opens new northern warehouse

Buying group CIH has invested in a new 125,000 sq ft warehouse in Tankersley, South Yorkshire to replace a smaller rented distribution facility in Preston, Lancashire.  

The state-of-the-art depot is owned by CIH and starts operations from Monday 18th October under a 50:50 distribution arrangement, with the North served by Tankersley and members in the South supplied by the existing Andover facility at the group’s Head Office.

CIH said the move will make the stockholding and delivery process more efficient and reliable for members, wherever they are in the country.

“This is a significant investment for CIH on behalf of its members,” commented Chairman Steve Scogings.

“During the next few months and in the years ahead, we are confident that it will be worth its weight in gold. It gives us the space to buy and hold more stock of our key product lines which will help members serve their customers better, especially as our market continues to wrestle with product supply issues, along with other sectors of industry.”

Delivery firm DX has been appointed by CIH to serve Northern members, replacing current provider Panther. The buying group said the change will ensure it can streamline delivery patterns and provide the highest standards of cost-efficient service to its members going forwards. 

Earlier this week CIH announced the appointment of a new Head of Marketing at its Andover HQ.

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