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Another timber hub for Tilbury

[ November 27, 2014   //   ]

Following the announcement on 25 November that Travis Perkins is to be the launch customer for its new London Distribution Park, the Port of Tilbury signed a new agreement with Grafton Group subsidiary L&G Forest Products for a 70,000sq.ft. timber hub on 27 November. The Grafton Group owns the Buildbase depots in the UK, and has chosen Tilbury to consolidate its timber distribution alongsideits panel products operation. Increasing demand from Buildbase has prompted a move to a bespoke timber hub where product is shipped in, stored at the port and then distributed around the country.

The port’s senior asset manager, Paul Dale, said: “We’ve worked with L&G for a number of years to develop a timber distribution centre which suits their business and delivers for their customers. Tilbury is the perfect location for L&G with our strong geographical location and excellent supply chain connections. Tilbury handles in excess of 3 million tonnes of forest products each year and we look forward to sharing our excellent customer service with L&G.”

L&G Forest Products MD Jeff Foot, added: “We have been located at Tilbury for a number of years and it seemed very logical to create this timber hub to maximise the efficiencies at the port.”

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