New Headquarters for Shrewsbury Distributor

Pipekit, the Shrewsbury based pipework and drainage distributor, completes move, after outgrowing its original site in Annscroft.  The new premises, located on Longden Road, Shrewsbury, is 16,000 square feet and selected to future proof the business; following year on year growth since Pipekit launched in 2011.

Pipekit selected the new premises based on two factors; its size and location. Three times the size of the Annscroft site, the new facilities provide Pipekit with the ability to increase its warehouse provision and stock more items, which is integral to improving the efficiency for the business and its customers.  The increase in the headquarters footprint will also allow for improved working facilities for staff and a better customer experience, with a larger trade counter and car parking facilities.  

In terms of location, it was essential that the business remained in Shrewsbury due to local staff.  However, Pipekit was also keen on improving the ease and convenience of its location for its customers. The new Longden Road headquarters offers the perfect marriage between size and location, being a big premises close to main transport routes for better access for all.  It's also located in an area where other building material suppliers are situated, which Pipekit hopes will have a knock on effect in terms of footfall and brand awareness.

The transfer between sites began at the end of 2019 to ensure the new year trading commenced in the new premises. Commenting on the move, Martyn Rowlands, M.D of Pipekit said: “The actual move went very well, although managing a building project and planning and undertaking a move, whilst still keeping the business trading, is not something I would like to do every year”!  He continues: “The new premises is brilliant and we’re really excited at the new opportunities and prospects these facilities will offer us.  Simply due to more space, we will be able to stock more brands and products and we’ll have more room to provide better training and product demonstrations. It’s a really exciting time for the business”.

The interior of the Longden Road site was rebuilt by Pipekit to meet its specific business needs.  The new warehouse has been designed with efficiency at its heart, making the stocking, packing and shipping processes, especially for the global remit, more streamlined. 

The improved office capacity has created a more spacious working environment and can support an increased head count when required, whilst the new trade counter and training facilities have been improved upon to enhance customer experiences.

Specialists in pressure pipework and drainage for the building and industry sectors, Pipekit stocks a range of leading brands and products and offers expert advice, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

 

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