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CRL’s European headquarters complete and operational

Post Time:Aug 10,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:96

Officials from C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, announced that CRL of Europe has completed the construction of the company’s new 75,000 square-foot headquarters in Rochdale, near Manchester, England, and is now serving customers from this location.

Lloyd Talbert, President of C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. comments, “Our company is committed to growing our global presence, and this new European headquarters facility is key to that strategy. As we continue to expand our customer base and build market share, we see Europe as a very fertile market for our products and services. With a firm base now in the UK, we are confident we can expand quickly to meet the needs of this important market. With locations in the UK, Germany and Australia, and with the recent Vitrododi Supply acquisition, in Italy, we believe we are building a very strong network.”

Simon Boocock, Managing Director of C.R. Laurence of Europe Ltd., comments, “Construction of this new facility is an integral part of our previously announced strategy to develop Manchester as the headquarters of our European operations. In order to support this expansion, we built the facility to meet our current demands, and to provide for significant future growth in stock and product lines as well. We are very pleased and indeed proud of what we have put in place.”

The 75,000 square-foot building incorporates two stories of administration, sales, and technical support with more than 40 staff members. The large high cube construction warehouse features over 2,820 pallets, and 4,320 bin shelves of product, with the potential of over 34,000 product locations. Although the warehouse support team currently ships over 600 orders a week from this new distribution center, it can easily accommodate three times that volume.

The building design, common to all 28 CRL facilities around the globe, is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, conveyor systems with automatic weigh stations and banding machinery, and a large Will Call Trade Counter operation to serve customers in relaxed, spacious surroundings. Over 34 full size product displays are featured at the Will Call Trade Counter to provide customers with hands on information about CRL’s diverse product lines.

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