Wincanton has met a tight deadline to launch its fifth distribution centre for tools trade customer Screwfix.

Located at Prologis Park in Stafford, the 128,000sq ft DC will open on time next month.

This latest facility is the second Screwfix hub that Wincanton has opened in Stafford. Other DCs operated by Wincanton under its Screwfix contract include sites at Lichfield and Trentham.

Wincanton said the new site will help Screwfix meet its peak period demand and is big enough to allow staff to work safely under Covid-19 social distancing guidelines as volumes increase.

Paul Taylor, contract general manager at Wincanton, said: "Mobilising an end-to-end solution to support the Screwfix business with a seamless customer experience in just four weeks is quite an achievement and demonstrates our agility and commitment to our customers.

“Wincanton’s ability to match space across our network and work in a flexible way ensures we continue to add value to our customer’s delivery and service proposition."

Rosemary Wilkins, Screwfix logistics director said: “It’s great to work with a logistics partner who can draw upon their scale to mobilise quickly to support the changing requirements of the business."