George Osborne visits Travis Perkins

Published:  23 March, 2015

Travis Perkins recently received a visit from Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, to celebrate the launch of its new Range centres.

The Range centres are four news sites being opened across the country, allowing all branches to offer next-day delivery on any heavyside product. Each new distribution centre is creating a substantial number of new jobs for its local community, so the new Tilbury Range Centre was the ideal venue for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss the 2015 Budget. These opportunities are part of the 4,000 new jobs Travis Perkins has announced it will be creating over the next four years.

Cardiff’s 7,820sq m Range Centre opened in December 2014, joining the existing centre at Warrington. Two more Range centres are set to follow, with Tilbury opening in July 2015 and Coventry in June next year.

Joel Brown, group supply chain development manager at Travis Perkins, said: “It was fantastic to receive a visit from George Osborne and celebrate all the job opportunities we are creating.

“At Travis Perkins, we’re always striving to give our customers the best experience possible and we’re delighted to be able to offer next-day delivery on all products, thanks to the new Range centres. It’s great timing as our latest Travis Perkins catalogue has just launched, so our customers can now get all the latest products, no later than the day after they order them.”

In addition to the Range centres, Travis Perkins has opened the Omega Centre in Warrington – a new hub for lightside that will serve more than 450 branches and stock 19,000 stock-keeping units. Dedicated to a selection of Travis Perkins businesses – CPS, Travis Perkins, PTS, Keyline, CCF and Benchmarx – the group will be investing £600m a year in this hub to provide customers with increased lightside stock levels and faster delivery.

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