L’Oréal in £2m Trafford expansion

COSMETICS giant L’Oréal has invested more than £2m in extending its distribution centre at Trafford Park, Manchester.

The project was completed by leading warehouse and distribution construction company, Chalcroft and saw the facility extended by 5,000 sq metres to 27,000 sq metres.

Stephan Coutelen, country supply chain director at L’Oréal said: “The expansion at Trafford Park reflects the importance of this warehouse and distribution centre to the business.

“L’Oréal has set an ambitious sustainable growth target to win one billion new consumers worldwide by 2020. The UK will play an integral role in achieving this target.”

Dean Cook, contracts manager at Chalcroft said: “The expansion will play an important role in L’Oréal’s growth programme and it is very rewarding to see the project completed successfully.

“Chalcroft have taken care to ensure that the development meets L’Oréal’s sustainable development objectives, which are important at all levels within the supply chain. The work undertaken includes a number of sustainable features such as LED lighting which will reduce energy consumption by up to 45% as well as cutting operating costs.”