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Published on July 4th, 2018 | by The GC Team

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EPE International expands distribution

Bradford-based SDA distributor EPE International has acquired a new 50,000 sq ft warehouse unit after outgrowing its current distribution centre.

The new building at Euroway Trading Estate in Bradford will help the firm boost distribution capacity to accommodate the growth it has experienced since its launch.

EPE International was founded in 2003. The business has 60 staff and a turnover in excess of £20 million. Plans are in place to hire a further 20 people across different business functions and the company is reviewing opportunities for “strategic acquisitions” to help develop its market share.

Harry Singh, Operations & Finance Director, said: “Having the new warehouse unit offers us the capacity to expand our market share. It follows steady expansion of our presence at Euroway Trading Estate, and now we have three distribution centres at the scheme.”

Samantha Ackroyd, area director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, which supported the firm’s recent expansion by way of a £3 million loan, said: “EPE International has managed to rapidly grow its market share over the last decade through its dedication to supporting customers and its in-house expertise of the sector.

“EPE actively provides customers with the insight needed to be more successful in their sales practices. It’s resulted in better retention of clients, and a progressively larger customer base.”

EPE was recently listed in London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018 list for its quick growth and service to customers.

Pictured: EPE International and Lloyds Bank teams with MP for Bradford South Judith Cummins (far right)

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