Eurocell, manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U window, door, conservatory, and roofline systems, has been awarded Warehouse Initiative of the Year at the 2021 Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

The award is in recognition of the innovation and technological advancements introduced in the company’s new and bespoke 260,000 sq. ft warehouse, manufacturing and head office facility in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

The enlarged warehousing capability includes a non-standard mobile racking system and a materials handling equipment (MHE) solution that interacts seamlessly with the racking.  To support the operational effectiveness within the warehouse, a new electric powered fleet and 20 charging stations have been introduced on site to provide a better working environment for staff, as well as further driving the company’s sustainability credentials. 

Eurocell has also enhanced its manufacturing capacity including the commissioning of new extruders and a foiling capacity that now exceeds 500,000 metres per week which, coupled with the new location, means it is well placed to meet the needs of the company’s growing national network of fabricators and installers as demand for its industry-leading range of PVC-U systems continues to accelerate.

CEO Mark Kelly said: “Serving the needs of our supply chain is a top priority for the business and we have been able to aptly demonstrate how we will continue to do this effectively and efficiently in the years ahead, thanks to the forward thinking and significant investment we have made at the new Alfreton site. 

“The warehouse project was designed, fitted out, stocked and became operational within a 12-month timescale, despite the challenges of Covid, and is testimony to the teamwork and collaboration across the whole business.”