IKO Polymeric received planning permission to build a 4,500m2 warehouse at their Clay Cross site last year. The new warehouse will provide the company with another competitive edge to respond to demand faster and more efficiently.
The new building, which will store finished goods only, will allow extra space in the existing warehouse to stock raw materials to ensure effective production planning at a time of rapid expansion.
Anthony Carlyle, Managing Director of IKO Polymeric says: “We are now exporting to more than 20 countries and we have a leading position in the UK’s single ply market. Our volumes are consistently increasing and the need for additional space had become our top priority.”
“This new warehouse will not only give us the extra room we need, it will also free up space in our premises for a brand new pre-fabrication area, an improved R&D facility and increased raw material storage. This investment is another development that will strengthen our position in the market by allowing us to respond to increasing demand more efficiently.”
The new warehouse also benefitted from modern construction methods. Kingspan’s composite roof and wall panels were used for the building envelope. IKO Polymeric supplies Kingspan with their Armourplan PVC membrane as the waterproofing layer of their Topdek system, ideal on such fast-track commercial projects.
The building’s design incorporates wall panels with varying shades of blue, a welcome change for the planners who were keen to avoid another grey building in the area!
The construction is now nearly complete and the new warehouse is expected to be functioning by the end of August.