Rowlinson Timber to relocate its distribution centre in 2014

Published:  21 November, 2013

From 2 January 2014, Rowlinson Timber will move its distribution centre from the port of Grimsby to Groveport Logistics at Gunness near Scunthorpe.

Relocation to Groveport offers important advantages including excellent motorway access to all UK destinations for haulage companies and extensive 60,000m2 storage resources. The investment and installation of a new high pressure treatment facility will be completed by the end of January 2014.

Martin Rees, managing director of Groveport Logistics, said: “We are very pleased to sign a long term agreement with Rowlinson Timber. Groveport, the largest privately owned inland port complex in the country, covering 190 acres and with 12 berths is well placed to tailor a facility specifically to the needs of Rowlinson Timber. We have known each other for a long time and are pleased that we are now coming together when the markets are once again developing in a positive way.”

Richard Smith, director at Rowlinson Timber, added: “Rowlinson Timber is pleased to be involved with Groveport Logistics at Gunness and looks forward to a long and thriving working relationship. This move will allow us to continue to provide a first class customer service which is our business priority.”

In addition, Rowlinson has recently recruited three new members of staff. Harriet Wallsgrove is the new Softwood Trader covering the South West together with Jan O’Brien and Lauren Flowers who join the internal sales team. The new employees bring with them a wealth of sales and customer service experience.

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