Premier welcomes the New Year with the announcement of expanded operations in Glasgow
Premier, a leading supplier of paper, packaging and materials, has recently expanded their operations in Glasgow, moving to larger premises. This move follows unprecedented growth and success in recent years, allowing for the exciting expansion of Premier’s Scottish hub. The company’s commitment to continuous improvement and development is demonstrated through ongoing investment into improved service capabilities throughout the UK.
Mike Banks, Premier’s Operations Director Midlands & North, comments, “The opening of our new Glasgow site is a positive move for the company. This bigger, better and more accessible facility can hold more stock, enabling us to improve our capabilities with fast, flexible and efficient customer service.”
Based in Coatbridge, Premier’s new site is more than 20,000 square feet, hosting a generous warehouse unit with over 1,600 pallet locations and 4,000 square feet of warehouse space for bulk-stacked products. Bigger and better than before, Premier’s new Glasgow site also has a dedicated secure yard, comparatively larger than the previous. The branch’s ability to hold increased stock will further support our same and next-day service offer.
Banks continues, “We have 11 people in the team based at the new site, 5 of whom are based in logistics. The new location is a secure, pleasant and more modern environment to work in and easily accessible to the road network.”
Premier’s new site is in one of the best-connected locations in Scotland, providing multi-point access from Junction 7A of the new M8 motorway and easy access to the M74 and A725. This location aids Premier in its commitment to investing in the industry and continuously improving service levels. Being in a highly accessible location helps Premier’s efficiency as they service local customers with their own fleet of vehicles; currently, four rigid body trucks and a smaller “flyer” van for a quick and efficient service offer. The new location will allow Premier to improve service capabilities and continue its growth.
Premier offers over 5,500 products, totalling some 40,000 tonnes of product available through its national branch network. In 2019 Premier became part of OVOL Japan Pulp & Paper Group; the world’s leading specialist paper trading company.