New opening of the Birmingham depot

Tuesday 6th March 2012

Smiths News PLC, the UK’s leading wholesaler of newspapers, magazines and books, is pleased to announce that it has opened a new depot in Birmingham.

The new Birmingham depot is the most significant network change within Smiths News over the last 12 months. This purpose built 55,000 sq ft. depot will amalgamate the operations of Birmingham, Redditch and Coventry as well as expanding its capacity further to take in additional operations.

The new facility will employ 160 staff picking circa 2.2 million newspapers and 1.1 million magazines per week. The Birmingham depot will also utilise 100 delivery contractors and supply product to over 2,000 retailers.

Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive of Smith News PLC commented:

“Once fully operational the new Birmingham depot will be a world class facility, capable of the highest standards of service and efficiency. The investment further demonstrates our industry leadership and commitment to the long term future of the newspaper and magazine supply chain.”

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For all enquiries concerning press information, please contact:

Kerrie Colford
Group Communications & PR Manager
Phone: 01793 563516
Email: media@connectgroupplc.com

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