Speedy opens first Supercentre
By Murray Pollok17 March 2010
Speedy in the UK has launched its first Superstore.
Located in Stoke-on-Trent, the 20000 ft2 facility will stock small tools, lifting and survey equipment, light plant, and fencing, and will complement the company's traditional network of 350 smaller depots as well as its planned much larger Multi Service Centres (MSC), the first of which is already open in Warrington.
Employing 20 people, the Superstore will also offer customers testing, inspection and repair (TIR) services for lifting equipment.
The company plans to open over 30 Superstores around the UK by 2012, and in the longer term the company sees the potential for a network of 60 to 70 Supercentres alongside 20 to 30 large MSC.
Craig Smith, general manager at the new Speedy Superstore said: "Thanks to its central location and strong transport links, the Superstore will enable us to address a much wider region, ensuring we can service both existing and new customers faster.
"With a fleet of brand new equipment and further investment planned over the next 12 months, we are well placed to help support major construction projects and industrial customers across the region."