FPS Bristol has moved ‘across the road’ on the same site as the old branch, and although the new building is only 25m away from the old location, the new warehouse occupies 15,000 sq ft with a 13,000 sq ft mezzanine floor.
The move took place over the weekend of 5th – 7th December, in the usual smooth manner that FPS has moved all its previous branches. Staff from across the business arrived on Friday afternoon and had emptied the old branch by mid-Saturday afternoon. Teams inside the new branch had completed the relocation of the products into the new warehouse by mid morning on Sunday, ensuring that when the branch re-opened on Monday morning, business could trade as normal.
The close vicinity of the new branch to the old, does mean that the existing workforce is in no way inconvenienced and FPS Bristol can continue to offer its customer base the same efficient service that it is currently used to. In addition, it now has a full range exhaust programme in stock and is also able to holder even wider ranges on a number of core lines, alongside more depth.
As a business FPS remains committed to supporting factors locally with wide ranges and high availability, allowing factors to focus on the appropriate pareto. Stock has been increased by over £2m in the past 12 months, with more increases planned in early 2009. A typical FPS branch now holds 40,000 part numbers in stock to a value in excess of £1m, with the Sheffield NDC holding over 85,000 part numbers, with a value in excess of £10m. Any customer trading with FPS via e-business can access and order both their local branch stock and the entire Sheffield warehouse stock, literally at the touch of a button.
FPS is one of the UK’s leading providers of service-led supply chain solutions. Founded in 1934, and employing over 1,200 people, it operates from 23 sites in the UK. Acting as a distribution partner for a number of major brands, its core business is providing automotive parts
, car accessories and consumables
to the reseller network. Through recent expansion FPS now successfully provides wholesale distribution
services in the Maintenance & Accessories sector, serving a number of blue-chip companies. Dedicated to service excellence and innovation, the company offers a wide range of services meeting the varying needs of manufacturers, suppliers, resellers and business consumers across the supply chain.
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