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Davies Turner expands Cumbernauld distribution facility in Scotland

Published 25 July 2017

UK-based independent freight forwarder Davies Turner has expanded its Cumbernauld distribution centre in Scotland.

The capacity of the expanded distribution centre has been doubled with the addition of 200002 ft warehouse with 10m eaves height,

The amount of racking has also been increased and the company added five powered dock-levellers and two floor-loading doors.

The expanded facility will have 3,500 pallet spaces and will enable cargo handling and sortation through its increased floor space.

The 1.5 acre service yard includes a clear span canopy of 4,500 ft² . It will protect the loading area from the elements.

The expanded facility has a total area of more than 43,000ft² and a gated yard with palisade fencing, security alarms and CCTV protection.

The Cumbernauld facility of Davies Turner covers the UK and Ireland. The other hubs are at Birmingham, Bristol, Dartford, Dublin, London Heathrow and Manchester , connected by overnight feeder services and with an additional 14 satellite branches supporting the network.

Davies Turner chairman Philip Stephenson said: “This is a much-needed extension of our surface freight operations in Scotland and further proof of Davies Turner’s continuing commitment to Scottish exporters and importers.   It coincides with the Group’s plans to expand and upgrade our premises at Glasgow airport”

Davies Turner regional manager Darren McLaughlan said: “The development has created additional jobs and offers the Scottish manufacturing and trading sectors the ability to store and redistribute products via our multimodal and international network of services.”


Image: Davies Turner doubles its Cumbernauld capacity. Photo: courtesy of Davies Turner PLC.