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Scots timber firms goes port-centric

[ November 14, 2012   //   ]

Forth Ports has confirmed a new five-year agreement with Meyer Timber to relocate its main Scottish distribution hub to the port of Grangemouth. The company, which supplies wood-based panel products, gains significant on-quay storage facilities at the port, with a 25,000sq ft landed stock warehouse and an option to increase in 5,000sq ft increments. Meyer’s previous old facility was only about 400 metres from the port, but needed an extra truck journey to move product from the quayside into its own warehouse.

Richard Lazenby, group trading director at Meyer – which already has a strong relationship with Forth Ports in the South at Tilbury – said the move would help delivery of orders received by 5pm next day in the Scottish lowlands.

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