ArrowXL opening new West Midlands warehouse
Two-man home delivery specialist ArrowXL, has signed a two-year lease on a warehouse and distribution centre in Droitwich Spa. The move comes as the delivery firm announces plans to rebuild its facility in Worcester, which was destroyed by a fire in April. ArrowXL will operate out of the 160,000-square-foot Droitwich Spa facility from early next month (September).
In response to April’s fire, ArrowXL opened a warehouse in Chepstow, whilst providing a daily shuttle bus for employees from the Worcester area.
In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (9 August), ArrowXL said it has now chosen the location in Droitwich Spa “as part of its commitment to those team members, who will now benefit from a shorter commute”.
ArrowXL will continue to provide free travel for those staff remaining based in Chepstow – and it will continue to utilise both Droitwich Spa and Chepstow, which provide a combined 311,000 square foot of warehouse space.
The West Midlands facilities will supplement ArrowXL’s nationwide network and infrastructure, including hubs in Wigan, Enfield, Airdrie and Carrickfergus, ahead of the rebuild at Worcester. Following the fire, a special team has been formed to manage the two-year long project.
Ian Howell, CEO of ArrowXL, said: “I am extremely proud of how the whole ArrowXL family has reacted and responded to the fire. The team has spent considerable time sourcing and preparing the Droitwich site, which will enable our business to continue providing exceptional levels of service to the UK retail industry.
“We are also excited to confirm that plans are currently in place to rebuild our Worcester facility, which we anticipate will reopen in 2019. In the meantime, we will continue to support all employees from the area, which includes the free shuttle bus service from Worcester to Chepstow.