December 22, 2021
Following the launch of its Scudo showroom, Harrison Bathrooms has acquired a new warehouse to support its expansion plans.
The Yorkshire-based company has acquired the warehouse space in north Leeds to hold an additional 5,000 pallets, increasing the business’ storage capacity.
The bathroom product supplier says the new facility will allow the business to react to market demand as quickly and efficiently as possible, while further supporting innovation and product development. It will also create eight new jobs in the local area, with the potential for that number to increase.
James Harrison, CEO at Harrison Bathrooms, said: “We’re really excited about this new warehouse at Harrison Bathrooms. Since our launch in 2013, the business has experienced significant growth year on year and in the past few years alone, turnover has more than doubled. We’re consistently looking at new ways to further develop our services and enhance our customer experience and this new factory is definitely a big step forward in this.”
This will be Harrison Bathroom’s second warehouse move and expansion in three years and is part of the company’s plan to reach £40 million turnover by 2023. Speaking to kbbreview last August, Shaun Corcoran, commercial director explained how he thinks that can be achieved: “If you look at how traditional distribution works, there’s usually three, maybe four, margin chains before the retailer gets to sell it on. James Harrison identified an opportunity to remove a link and shorten the supply chain, thereby maximising retailers’ margins.
“With Scudo, we created a brand that cuts out that middle margin and goes straight to the independent retailer and merchants. That’s where the benefit comes from. Retailers buy it direct from us so there isn’t a middleman to pay. We’re protecting their margin which in turn enables them to compete in a very price-driven market.”
Harrison Bathrooms specialises in providing bespoke bathroom products for retailers, merchants, and high-end boutiques. The company delivers over 500 products to UK addresses via its 18-van delivery fleet.
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