New Kudos warehouse enables boost to production

British shower manufacturer Kudos is pressing ahead with its £650,000 investment plan with the opening of a new 60,000sq ft warehouse facility in Sandbach, Cheshire.

The move started early in 2020 and is now complete, allowing finished goods to be stored separately from the main manufacturing site in Elmsfield Park, Cumbria (pictured).

The new warehouse facility has freed up 25,000sq ft of space at the 75,000ft plant in Cumbria, allowing Kudos to increase its manufacturing capacity.

The more central location for the warehouse also provides easier access to the motorway network.

The space freed up at the factory will enable the installation of a new shower tray production facility to supplement the existing tray manufacturing unit in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

Kudos said that its Coleraine plant has seen production grow by 50% over the past three years and so is rapidly approaching full capacity.

Kudos International founder, group chairman and chief executive Bruce Ledwith said of the development: “Kudos has been commited to UK manufacturing since our conception over 20 years ago and while the past few months have been a challenge for all businesses, we’ve been delighted with the positive feedback and commitment to Kudos from our displaying showrooms. I have personally visited many over the past few months and found them not only busy, but very complimentary of Kudos, especially of our retail support managers.

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“The service offered by our RSM team, which doesn’t just stop at fitting and maintaining displays, is to help our dealers promote and sell our high-quality British-made products, confident in the knowledge that they have the locally-based technical support on hand. I am delighted to report that the full RSM team have now returned to normal duties, albeit under adherence to current guidelines on workplace safety.

“The level of activity in our market sector and our customers’ positivity towards Kudos was a major contributing factor in our decision to press ahead with our investment to expand our UK manufacturing capability at this time”.

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