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Gripen Wheels continue to expand warehouses

Tyre warehouse

OTR tyre wholesaler invests in new warehousing, modern logistics and major new IT system

GRIPEN Wheels have recently invested heavily in new warehousing, modern logistics, and a major new IT system for all the Gripen companies.

According to Gripen, these new investments have seamlessly linked all Gripen companies throughout Europe, making them the leading OTR tyre wholesalers in Europe, capable of stocking more than 10,000 earthmover tyres at any one time.

The investment has seen the company’s Swedish warehouse, in Jonkoping, expand to 436,000 sq feet, and its warehouses in Vassa, Finland, expand to 100,000 sq ft, while the UK warehouse in Llanstrisant is now 54,000 sq ft.

‘Tyre wholesaling is a fast-moving business environment that is always evolving, and Gripen are committed to remaining a major supplier in the market with unique product ranges, efficient logistics and modern warehousing techniques,’ explained Wayne Collins, Gripen Wheels’ UK manager.

According to Mr Collins, the investment in warehousing proves that Gripen Wheels have no plans to slow down and are looking forward to developing new products and ranges throughout the companies. The larger premises also allow Gripen to store even more stock and product lines to provide quick turnaround for customers.

The new IT system has linked all the companies and mobile staff into one central operational hub. From just the click of a button, staff can see stock in all the warehouses and organize deliveries from any of these to the customer.

The system also links stock, despatch and goods inward to warehouse locations via barcodes and scanners, providing maximum productivity and accurate up-to-date information from warehouse to screen.

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