Bidvest 3663 is now fully operational from its new depot in Chepstow, now the business's largest regional distribution centre and part of a multi-million pound investment plan to bolster its local depot network and support customer growth.
Due to continued sales growth in the South West and Wales, Bidvest 3663 has consolidated its Bristol and Severnbridge depots into the new 170,000 sq ft distribution centre in Chepstow and relocated its Swansea depot to a newly refurbished site nearby. The Chepstow depot will serve customers throughout South Wales and the West Country and support other Bidvest 3663 sites with its extensive frozen product range. The new Swansea site will continue to support the customer base in West Wales.
The depot will stock around 5,100 product lines and a fleet of 30 vehicles will make approximately 1,700 deliveries per week, distributing over 70,000 items. To maximise efficiency, the planned voice-picking technology will ensure consistent order accuracy and a new customer support system will handle incoming calls.
Dave Hodgson, Bidvest 3663 midlands managing director said: "These new distribution facilities are part of our investment strategy for growth based on boosting service levels and future-proofing our local and national depot network.
"We chose the new sites as we are committed to having a comprehensive customer offering in Wales. We also wanted to make sure that we were able to retain the exceptional workforce from two top performing depots."