A £3 million project to expand the Fortec Distribution Network’s Hub in Northamptonshire has been completed.
The sizeable investment has allowed Fortec to become the first pallet distribution network in the UK to bring both domestic and international freight all under one roof.
It follows several months of renovation work which has seen Fortec create an additional 70,000 sq ft of warehousing space – equating to an extra 50 percent of operational capacity for the palletised freight being handled on the site.
As part of the project the company has also upgraded its security, including its CCTV system, and resurfaced its truck parking area to improve the safety and security of goods at the Hub.
Over the coming months, Fortec will introduce a range of new technologies which will further increase productivity and improve effectiveness and efficiency within the hub and with its network of members across the UK and Ireland.
The company has also implemented a range of new health and safety measures that includes a full review of its safe systems of work and the introduction of an in-house training programme.
Fortec’s relocation to its site in Watford Village, Northamptonshire, 11 years ago has enabled the company to increase its membership by 38 percent.
Along the way it has also allowed Fortec to launch a range of new products and services and to develop a number of ground-breaking IT enhancements, in turn strengthening its position as a quality logistics solutions provider.