Kudos invests in new warehouse and showroom to boost efficiency

Cumbria-based shower products manufacturer Kudos has opened a new 60,000sq ft warehouse in Cheshire to increase delivery efficiency and strengthen support to retailers.

The new warehouse in Sandbach, Cheshire, will house finished goods and the company chose the site for its central location to ensure efficient deliveries to its retail customers.

The new warehouse will also house a 2,500sq ft showroom and training facility, where all the latest product collections are on display, including shower doors, walk-in enclosures, shower trays and wet-room systems.

Kudos is also encouraging retailers to bring their customers to the showroom to see the latest products. They can also book training sessions there for their staff. Kudos retail support managers will also be carrying out installation demonstrations when required.

The new showroom is part of a £650,000 investment programme that has created space at Kudos’s Cumbrian factory for increased production, which has seen logistics and marketing staff take up residence in the new Sandbach facility. The move freed up 25,000sq ft of space at the 75,000sq ft Cumbrian factory.

Kudos sales and marketing director Nick Graville said of the development: “We’ve always had a showroom on site in our factory near Kendal for local retailers to use and this new showroom in Sandbach offers more retailers that support. We’d like our customers to treat these areas as an extension of their own showrooms, perhaps to show consumers a product they don’t have on display. They just have to let us know and we will facilitate the visit for them.”

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Kudos also sponsored the Bathroom Designer of the Year: project cost £10,000-£25,000 at this year’s kbbreview Retail & Design Awards and is sponsoring that category again in our March 2022 awards.

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