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Twenty year anniversary at Glasswells Storage & Distribution Service

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Best known for its huge choice of quality home furnishings, Glasswells also offers storage and distribution services to businesses from its purpose built warehouse on the Moreton Hall in Bury St Edmunds.

On Wednesday 31st July the commercial storage team celebrated their 20 year anniversary and held an open day to showcase the full range of facilities and services on offer. In 1946 the first Glasswells furniture shop was opened in Bury St Edmunds. The business expanded rapidly across the county and, in 1958, built its first warehouse to take care of the firm’s home removals, distribution and storage needs. Forty years later, in 1999, the family business had outgrown the original site and took the decision to invest in a new larger, purpose-built warehouse on Kempson Way.

The extra space gained created a new opportunity for Glasswells, and they began to let it out as third party storage for businesses; a division that has grown from strength to strength over the last twenty years. Further investment was made in 2015, with the addition of an extension and new mezzanine Archive facility, which increased the warehouse to a massive 80,000 sq. ft. and offered its customers even more flexibility.

Paul Glasswell explained: “Whilst we needed somewhere bigger to store our own stock and customer orders, we took the decision to build a warehouse that was much larger than our own needs so that we could rent some of this extra space out to third parties. We were already experts at handling and distributing goods across the country, so it seemed an obvious next step to take. It is an affordable option for businesses with restricted space at their own premises or complicated distribution channels. Our brilliant team provide a bespoke service, working with our clients as though they were a part of their business.”

Today, Glasswells Commercial Storage service offers a full range of storage options, fulfilment and distribution solutions, just a stone’s throw from the A14 corridor and 40 minutes from the Port of Felixstowe. The latest racking systems and specialist fork lift trucks means that Glasswells can store virtually any size or shape of goods, from palletised products, to container freight or even bulky, hard-to-handle items. Whether you wish to manage the movement of goods yourself, or use the dedicated team at Glasswells to control and label stock, or pick, pack and distribute your products, no job is too big or small. With over 70 years’ experience of carefully handling valuable and personal possessions, your goods couldn’t be in safer hands.

Photo: Paul Glasswell and the Commercial Storage Team at Glasswells Distribution Centre, Bury St Edmunds.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 August 2019 07:36 )