Chem­i­cal pro­cess­ing firm builds £1m ware­house to boost growth

Yorkshire Post - Business - - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY -

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.

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