Cool move as firm shifts warehousing and logistics facilities to East Midlands
A refrigeration firm is relocating its warehousing and distribution facilities from Scotland to the East Midlands after a major restructure of the business.
Capital Cooling, which has operated from just outside Edinburgh since 1996, will relocate the arms of the business to Northamptonshire over coming months.
The new operational hub, just off the A14 in Kettering, will be home to 24,000 sq ft of warehousing, while a showroom and 2,000 sq ft of office space will be used by the southern based members of the team.
Capital Cooling CEO Steve Steadman, said: “While Capital Cooling will always have roots in Scotland it was clear to see that the operational side of the business was simply in the wrong part of the country.”
“More than 80% of our deliveries take place south of the border and by shipping all goods to Edinburgh to then return them back down south for delivery was not only poor for efficiency but also for our environmental impact.”
The firm has also moved away from its former HQ in Broxbourn, near Edinburgh, to offices in Livingstone.
Steadman added: “The goal of this plan was to secure the long term future of the business and ensure job security for all members of the team. We have succeeded in doing so and we will continue to have our finance, sales, marketing, warranty and customer service departments all operating from our new
Livingston office while anyone effected by the relocation has been offered an alternative position.”