Premier Paper Group expands operations in the South West
Premier has opened a new regional branch in Bristol to support business growth throughout the South West. The new 16,000 square foot Bristol facility brings Premier’s total warehouse capacity in the South West to in excess of 30,000 square feet.
Keeping products close to local markets provides customers with choice, availability and flexibility of service. Over 3000 tonnes of product are held across branches located in Bristol, Cheltenham and Newton Abbot, supported by a further 30,000 tonnes of product held in the Premier network and all available for next day delivery. Product ranges include graphical papers and boards, envelopes, packaging, reels, office papers, wide format, display products and the UK’s largest range of digital media for sheet fed applications.
Some 17 Premier owned and liveried delivery vehicles service the South West region with carrying capacities varying from 3.5 tonnes to 26 tonnes giving a total daily delivery capability of a massive 265 tonnes. The variety and flexibility of delivery options available to Premier throughout the South West enables the company to meet customers’ specific needs. Collection and same day delivery are also service options open to local customers.
A team of 40 people is employed across the region with logistics and customer service teams based in each of the three branches.
Chris Stanyon, area sales director, commented: ‘Our investment in the South West demonstrates our confidence in the industry as a whole and our commitment to our customers in the region. The new Bristol branch will now allow us to expand our service throughout the area by supporting the branch operations at both Cheltenham and Newton Abbot, giving customers a choice of quality products and providing a first class service.’
Premier Onform, a division of the Premier Paper Group, specialising in supplying substrates to forms printers, direct mail printers and converters will also relocate to the new Bristol premises.