Construction begins on new UK HQ for GS Yuasa
GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd (GYSUK) have announced that construction has begun on a new HQ and distribution centre. The 178,500 sq ft purpose-built facility is situated in Dorcan, Swindon.
Following sustained growth over the past decade, GS Yuasa has outgrown the sites it currently operates from in the Swindon area. The new location, which has been specifically designed to meet operational needs both now and in the future, will incorporate state-of-the-art warehouse equipment, processes, and systems to ensure the company is able to continue to deliver the best possible supply and an ever-improving customer experience as it grows over the next 15 years.
The new facility will have approximately 23,000 pallet spaces and stock hundreds of thousands of batteries for supply into UK and European markets including its three core brands GS Yuasa, Yuasa and GS products.
The ground breaking ceremony was attended by Andrew Taylor, Managing Director and CEO of GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd, James Hylton, Managing Director of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd (GYSUK), Paul McMullan, Finance and Operation Director of GYSUK, Andy Leach General Manager – Warehouse and Logistics at GYSUK. They were accompanied by Mehrnoosh Khoujin and Hazel Beasley from Hatmill Ltd who are managing the project.
The site build is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, with the warehouse and office fit-out process, testing, move and ramp-up phases to follow. The new site is expected to be fully operational in the summer of 2023.
James Hylton said: “This is brilliant news and marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the history of our company. The building is designed to accommodate significant growth over the next 15 years, in both existing and new markets.
“The design of the site, coupled with state-of-the-art warehouse equipment and systems will enable us to offer significantly improved service levels for customers, ensuring that we continue to stay ahead of the competition.”