Chemical processing firm builds £1m warehouse to boost growth
CHEMICAL PROCESSING business Cod Beck Blenders has completed a six-month project to build a new warehouse at its purpose-built eight-acre site in North Yorkshire.
The company expanded its operation in Dalton, Thirsk, with the addition of a new 10,494 sq ft warehouse and access road, supported by a grant from the Let’s Grow Regional Growth Fund.
A further 10 jobs have been created as a result, increasing the total workforce to 130 employees.
Cod Beck Blenders has added almost 50 per cent to its former storage capacity, creating a further 1,450 pallet spaces.
The new £1m warehouse features a combination of standard pallet racking and drive-in high storage density racking, enabling the company to work with both small and large customers as well as maximising space.
Working across a wide range of sectors, Cod Beck Blenders serves blue chip clients in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, agrochemical, horticultural and fine chemical industries.
The business was established in 1988 and now has a 100-strong team.
Managing director Steven Meyer said: “With demand for our services from both existing and new customers continuing to grow, we needed to increase our capacity by enlarging our storage facilities.
“The ability to choose from small order picking to storage of large volumes of raw materials, gives us greater flexibility, helping us to plan production more efficiently. It will also improve our plant effectiveness and enable us to respond quickly to our customers’ changing needs.
“What’s more, the expansion also gives us room for future growth as we continue to invest in our North Yorkshire site.”
The Let’s Grow programme provides grant support for capital investment projects that will create new, sustainable jobs in North Yorkshire, the City of York and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
ROOM FOR GROWTH:
Warehouse manager Paul McCallum, right, with site manager David McCombe, inside Cod Beck Blenders’ warehouse.