A BATHROOM supplier is splashing out on a move to new premises in Dewsbury after outgrowing its site at Grange Moor.
TC Bathrooms is switching operations to a new 205,000sq ft headquarters and distribution centre at Bretton Business Park, close to Dewsbury town centre.
It means a move from its premises at Jubilee Way, Grange Moor, where it has been based for the past eight years.
TC Bathrooms is one of the UK’s fastest-growing bathroom brands, offering extensive ranges of traditional and contemporary suites. The company supplies a large number of leading independent retailers throughout the UK.
The phased move will begin next month and be completed by the end of the year, at which stage all 180 staff will have transferred to the new premises.
Financial director Martin Chalcraft said: “This is a really exciting time for our business. The move to new premises will strengthen our position as one of the largest bathroom manufacturers and distributors in the UK.
“Bretton Business Park is the perfect location, giving us the capacity to stock our ever-expanding product range and enhance our customer service to retailers regionally and nationally.”
Mr Chalcraft said rapid expansion of the business about two years ago indicated it would soon outgrow its existing facility.
Several options had been considered, including extending the site at Grange Moor by acquiring more land or using extra storage on a separate site.
But it was decided a move to the purpose-built unit would mean the premises could support future expansion, as well as improving both stock control and customer service.
“The new premises will incorporate the latest state-of-the-art warehouse and sales order processing systems, giving our customers an even more responsive service,” said Mr Chalcraft.
“It will allow us to offer even better customer service as well as bringing new products to market much more quickly. It will also allow us to drive down efficiencies to keep our customers as competitive as possible.’’
TC Bathrooms is one of a number of companies moving to the £40m Bretton Business Park.
Others include wholesale photography company JP Distribution, which has signed up for a 48,000sq ft unit, and A&J Fabtech, a company which designs and makes steel work for items such as chimneys, bridges and pressure vessels.
JP Distribution moved from Heckmondwike while A&J Fabtech is quitting Batley.
In total, Bretton Park will provide nine modern units. Six are already up and running while the remainder will be completed by November.
Occupants already there include Kirklees Council, beds and bedding firm Sleepmode, Fast Alloys and plastic products firm Spafield Displays.