Published On: Wed, Jun 25th, 2014

Rehau officially opens new 132,000 sq ft UK warehouse in Runcorn

PR1908Councillors, customers and REHAU staff tour the new warehouse and distribution centre in RuncornRehau has officially opened its new UK warehouse in Runcorn.  Group Vice President Dr Veit Wagner and CEO Rainer Schulz travelled from Germany to host a ceremony for staff and customers and unveiled a plaque marking the company’s arrival in the Cheshire town.  With a new logistics partner and a new high specification warehouse, Rehau is stepping up its commitment to improving both service and efficiency for customers.

The new 132,000 sq ft warehouse features an eaves height of 12m to accommodate the huge volumes of stock and has seven dock level loading doors and four drive in doors to make vehicle loading fast and efficient.

The location at Manor Park in Runcorn is just a few miles across the Mersey from Rehau’s previous warehouse in Widnes so is still just as convenient for transporting profile from Rehau’s factory in Blaenau, North Wales and onto its network of fabricators nationwide.

Rehau’s newly liveried fleet of vehicles is already delivering from the warehouse direct to customers and to two secondary bases in Northampton and Hereford; and the lorries, which feature huge photos of installations in Rehau Total70 and Rehau Heritage, are proving great mobile advertisements for the Rehau brand.

Speaking at the official opening, Martin Hitchin, Chief Executive of Rehau in the UK, said:  “This is a very impressive new facility for Rehau in the UK in the perfect location to maximise efficiency.  We’re delighted with how it’s performing so far and we’re confident it will continue to do so as demand goes on increasing.”