Caesarstone UK, selling the Israeli Caesarstone quartz, has opened a second distribution centre. It is in Trafford Park, Manchester. The company's original depot of 4,000m2, which marked its move into selling directly to the UK in 2017, is in Enfield, London.
The new, 2,000m2 warehouse in Manchester will act as a hub to serve customers in the North, cutting delivery times and improving service levels. A permanent Caesarstone showroom will open on the same site in the months ahead.
Amir Reske, the Managing Director of Caesarstone UK, says: “Our UK business continues to grow at a significant rate and the opening of our Manchester distribution centre is another milestone in our long-term UK expansion strategy. We have a very healthy business in the North of England with growing demand for our products. Our new Trafford Park location will allow us to improve on our already excellent levels of service, as well as catering for northern-based consumers by giving them a more accessible location to view our award-winning surfaces.”
The new showroom is intended to be like the one at Caesarstone's headquarters in Enfield, which opened in May last year, to cater for end use consumers, kitchen designers and architects by having large format slabs on display and a highly engaging and tactile experience that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the design process.
Caesarstone has reafirmed its intention to open further distribution centres in the UK in the coming year as it continues to challenge the dominant market position of Cosentino's Silestone.
Jon Stanley, Vice President Marketing of Caesarstone UK, in the showroom in Enfield that will be the model for the showroom at the new depot in Manchester. The depot opens today (24 June) and the showroom will follow in the months ahead.