Kite Packaging has officially announced its move to a new operating centre based in Portsmouth. The 22,000 ft2 facility is another significant investment for Kite and will be the second new property for the company this year.
Currently based in the Nelson Centre, the new move for Kite’s Portsmouth team will increase their storage capacity by 300%. Investments in the site will continue until the official and opening in May 2015, and the 20 strong team are expected to move in immediately afterwards.
Building work has already begun on the new Warehouse facility, which will include brand new, narrower aisle racking, to create more stock-holding facilities for customers, and state-of-the-art Aisle Master Forklift trucks.
An integrated Warehouse Management System will also be implemented to further enhance the new operation, and the transport division of the branch will be increased by 40%, with the introduction of a new truck and trailer.
The site’s office space will also be significantly increased to include a large space for customer meetings, and accommodate the expected growth of the branch. The vehicle yard will also be 250% larger than at the current site, and will improve the flexibility of its delivery operation.
Neil Hopkins, Managing Partner of Kite Packaging South Coast, commented “This is a major investment for the Portsmouth team and we are excited to get started with the building and renovations work, ready to move in May. The expansion in our property footprint will allow us to provide a best-in-class service to more customers in the South Coast, and maintain our business growth over the next ten years.”