European Automation opens new ‘lean’ warehouse

autoEuro300European Automation, the supplier of industrial automation parts, has opened a new ‘lean’ 10,000 sq ft warehouse (pictured) in Fenton, one of the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent. The company says the new site will provide faster delivery of components such as inverters motors and PLCs to its worldwide customers.

The new warehouse facility will allow European Automation to acquire and stock a larger number of spare parts, particularly old generation or obsolete automation components. This, it says, will save time when locating parts.

Managing director Mark Proctor says “Traditional drop shipping techniques mean that a certain amount of time has to be allocated to identifying a product and purchasing it from a third party. ”We will now be able to skip this phase by keeping a substantial stockholding in the new warehouse and simply shipping the parts, whenever and wherever our clients need them.”

This material is protected by copyright Ken Hurst 2013.


About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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