Fulfilment centre signs up its first client
A brand-new Leeds fulfilment centre is up and running.
The Curo Fulfilment facility store, which is operated by Pegasus World Holding Group Ltd, has signed its first deal with Wide Wings Tiles of Morley.
Curo Fulfilment, which is at the £200m Logic Leeds industrial estate in south Leeds by junction 45 of the M1, stores, packs and delivers goods for its customers.
Pegasus operations director Martin Doyle said: “It is tremendous news that we have completed our first deal.
“We would like to thank Vijay Maniyar of Wide Wings Tiles for putting his faith in our new venture. We look forward to working very closely with Vijay to make Wide Wings Tiles even more successful than it already is.
“In essence, we take the pressure off companies to allow them to focus on their core business of sourcing, ordering and selling their products.
“We do the storing, packing and distribution, with integrated software giving our clients real-time visibility of their orders
“This is a pioneering business venture which we’re extremely excited about. Unlike other fulfilment centres, we are happy to take products of any size.
“At the moment we are using a large area of our existing warehouse at Logic Leeds, but will be expanding into a nearby 61,000 sq ft bespoke unit at Logic Leeds this autumn.
“This unit is planned to have serviced offices so we should be in a great position to offer new start-ups and established businesses an opportunity to work in an office at an inexpensive cost while being close to their products.
“This will limit expenditure on both leasing premises elsewhere and expensive additional staff.”
Maniyar, of Wide Wings Tiles, added: “In the past, we have spent too much time concentrating on making sure our products are stored and delivered safely and correctly.
“Now we don’t have to worry about that. And that means we have time to expand our sales and marketing operation, which, in turn, should mean increased turnover, profits – and jobs.
“It has been a tremendous pleasure working with Curo and we are proud to be their first client. We believe this is the start of a long and productive relationship.”
Curo, which also offers a storage only facility, hopes to create an extra 10 to 20 jobs following the opening of its new building in the autumn.