Huws Gray adds to branch network
Published: 29 September, 2014
Huws Gray has opened a new three-acre heavy-side branch at Llay in Wrexham to replace its previous base at Queensferry on Deeside.
Keven Bennett, brick development manager at Huws Gray, said: “Having outgrown the site in Queensferry, we were delighted to purchase this larger site from Marshalls. Not only does it allow us to extend our bricks and block ranges into the Wrexham and Chester areas, but it also ensures that the site’s enhanced transport links allow us to offer the best distribution support possible to our mixed merchant branch network.”
The Queensferry site will become a mixed builders’ merchant in line with the traditional Huws Gray model, with a focus on high quality products and service delivery.
Huws Gray’s managing director, Terry Owen, added: “While retaining the vast range of bricks traditionally associated with the branch, we will be able to introduce timber and light-side products to our Station Road branch in Queensferry.
“We are also extremely pleased to announce that we will be looking to add 10 new employees to the Huws Gray family as part of this exciting development.”
Further west, less than three years after moving to a larger location on the A55 corridor, Huws Gray has added an extra two acres to its Colwyn Bay branch site.
The independent builders’ merchant has also acquired a 6.5 acre site at Gaerwen on Anglesey in order to provide extra capacity for its Aggregate Bagging Plant. Dewi Morris, director at Huws Gray, said: “This larger location, allied to a 18,000 square foot building on-site will give us more capacity, but it also allows us to increase efficiency by distributing products like insulation and plastic drainage on the same transport fleet.”
After completing a major refurbishment at the Hay-on-Wye branch this summer, a major refurbishment of the Winsford branch in Cheshire is well underway, and once finished, the Huws Gray refurbishment team will head to Derby to complete the transformation of the branch into a fully-fledged Huws Gray branch.
Huws Gray chairman, John Llewelyn Jones, is thrilled with the work that has been done in recent months. He concluded: “We took the decision last year to put our foot on the ball and focus on housekeeping and consolidation in 2014. I firmly believe that this policy has strengthened us as a company and set us up to push on even further in the next 12 months and beyond. The future excites me.”