UK bathroom manufacturer Kohler Mira has officially opened its new multimillion-pound national distribution centre in Worcester.
The centre was officially opened by David Kohler, president and chief executive of Kohler Co. The 150,000sq ft building has the capacity for more than 10,000 pallets, which Kohler Mira says is its most advanced distribution centre globally and will offer “world class automation.” The brand also says the centre will allow it to process orders three times faster and link its manufacturing sites around the UK “to result in one seamless delivery.”
Built on an 11.25-acre site, work started on the new facility back in 2019. It has a dedicated relaxation area to ensure Kohler Mira associates have a space to relax in throughout their working day. The brand also says there is room to expand as the business, channels, and customer requirements evolve.
Craig Baker, managing director at Kohler Mira, said: “Our team worked tirelessly to design this state-of-the-art facility, and it has been great to see the first orders processed during our hundredth year. With innovative technologies throughout, it has been built with customer needs in mind, and will allow us to make sure they receive the very best service for years to come.
Having been developed by a dedicated team for over two years, the centre formed part of the business’s centenary year, and follows the opening of its Space 100 facility in Cheltenham in January. Having been designed with sustainability in mind, the centre has recently been recognised with a Carbon Reduction Award by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association and received an accreditation from BREEAM Official for its sustainability performance.
“We are delighted to welcome David Kohler for the official opening, highlighting our continued commitment to and investment in manufacturing in the UK.”
Kohler Mira is owned by Kohler Co and in the UK brings together several bathroom and shower brands, including Kohler UK, Mira Showers and Rada.