The results of our multimillion-pound investment in new site infrastructure are starting to come to fruition across many of our 30 plus UK wide pallet sites. Having committed to a rolling programme of continuous improvement, we have been making a variety of upgrades to existing buildings and facilities, and bringing in new equipment to support the growth in demand for our products.
Some key investments include a general refurbishment of the infrastructure at our York site and the purchase of a new Viking two-way pallet line; the installation of a Cape four-way line at Ellesmere Port; at Rainham we have replaced and upgraded the pallet repair sheds; staff welfare facilities have been improved at Needham, including a new canteen; and Peterborough has also seen significant improvements to infrastructure including car parking, reception, welfare facilities, a new floor painting and the wider internal environment. Rotherham and Burton sites are also undergoing improvement works.
Alan Gibson, Managing Director at Scott Pallets, said: “We are delighted to be able to re-invest in the continuous improvement of our business, not only for the benefit of our employees but also to improve service and product delivery for our customers. The investment in new manufacturing equipment will ensure we continue to meet growing customer demand and the requirement of flexibility in supply.”
Health, safety and welfare continue to be high on the agenda and this year will see the Group invest further in improving staff facilities, as well as new equipment for product handling and automation. In addition, there are plans already in motion to modernise the fleet of commercial vehicles and we look forward to seeing the benefits of continually improving our environmental credentials in this regard.