Door manufacturer invests in £2.5m warehouse

Latham’s Steel Security Doors has opened a £2.5m warehouse and office at its premises in Tividale.

Following continued growth and demands for its products, Latham’s needed extra warehouse space to hold more stock. The new 18,000 sq ft facility is now enabling Latham’s to move stock from its main operations warehouse at 35-37 Hainge Road and expand its manufacturing facilities, having commissioned a new £1m automated powder coating facility.

The warehouse also features a three-storey office block to house Latham’s expanding departments.

The Latham’s team has grown from 50 members of staff to 80 – with further growth predicted soon.

Showing attendees around the warehouse, managing director Alex Latham revealed a plaque dedicated to the late general manager Brian Clark, who passed away last year.

“The building is our tribute to Brian, for his ten years of loyal service to Latham’s,” said Latham. “Brian was employee number one and started back in 2010. He gave me the strength and courage as a young entrepreneur, fulfilling a father-figure role as well as a role model for all staff that started thereon after.”

The warehouse project was self-funded by Latham’s, reflecting the company’s drive towards growth through continued reinvestment.

“It ensures future-proofing for our business and positions Latham’s firmly in Sandwell,” said Latham.

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