EDS Couriers, formerly based at Fairway in Bridgtown, is expanding their business after relocating to a larger depot at Wimblebury Road, Cannock.
Following major renovation works at the site, the company has now completed the transfer of its 104 employees and full courier operations to the new premises, which was undertaken in a phased relocation between February and May.
The building has been re-named Leonard House in memory of the company founder, Leonard Evans, father of the current managing director Andy Evans.
The new site will provide the space and facilities needed to enable the firm to grow and develop further as well as enhancing efficiency for customers and improving working conditions for staff.
The firm is committed to creating employment opportunities in the region and the move has created around 20 new jobs in the past six months, with 95 per cent of staff living within a few miles radius of the depot.
The building and adjoining yard were given a complete overhaul in preparation for the move, with modifications including installing new offices, creating a welcoming reception area and erecting a purpose-built canopy to house their Palletforce trucks.
The largest investment has been in manufacturing and installing a revolutionary parcel sorting conveyor system in the warehouse. Designed in part by EDS managing director Andy Evans, in conjunction with Central Conveyors Ltd of Leicester, its unique features will speed up parcel sorting, make the whole process simpler for staff and offer greater protection against damaged goods.
EDS managing director, Andy Evans, commented: “We have been working towards a move for the last 15 months so to see it all become a reality is very exciting.
“The upheaval has been a challenge, however, the EDS team has pulled together to make it a success and we now look forward to reaping the benefits the far superior premises and purpose-built distribution centre will bring.
“We appreciate the support we have received from Cannock Council, who has helped us retain our presence within the Cannock area, and our customers who have been extremely understanding throughout the transition period.”
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