The lease on the current Abbeychart Stanford In the Vale premises expires in April 2019 and we have taken the opportunity to review what our property requirements will be over the coming years.
Abbeychart experienced strong growth in FY2018 and we expect this to continue at a GDP+ rate for the foreseeable future. We have concluded that the existing Stanford In the Vale property will no longer service Abbeychart’s long term needs.
A decision has been made to centralise Abbeychart’s existing warehousing and logistics functions to our purpose built 25,000 sq. ft. facility in Bolton. This will provide increased warehouse space and the experience of a high throughput operation but, most importantly, allow access to a wider range of more flexible courier options.
How this will affect you
We will relocate the inventory to our new Bolton facility across the 20th and 21st December. Please note new address:
8 Cranfield Rd, Lostock Industrial Estate, Bolton BL6 4SB.
Over these two working days there will be some disruption to our normal despatch service. We would kindly ask that you liaise with our sales and customer service team to ensure that any parts that you require for the festive period are sent out to you on or before the 19th December.
Our sales office will be open on the 27th and 28th December from 10.00 – 16.00 and will be able to despatch orders to you on both days. Normal service will resume from the 2nd January 2019 when we will be able to process orders up to 17.00 for next day delivery.
The remaining Abbeychart sales, support, customer returns and finance functions will relocate to contemporary premises at South Marston Park (North Swindon) in March 2019 (further details will follow in early 2019). This property will also house our ‘workshop centre of excellence’ (kitting, assembly and refurbishment services) and will provide staff with a more contemporary working environment with room to expand.
This is a positive move for the business that will support the next exciting phase of Abbeychart’s development and growth.