Around 50% of Pluscrates’ national business is within the M25 and of that 60% is in the Square Mile and Docklands, some of the most difficult areas in the country to make deliveries, even without the Olympics. Because of severely restricted access and parking, Pluscrates uses small 7.5 tonne vans to deliver crates from its headquarters in Wembley, which often means having to make return trips to complete an order - a journey that can take around two and a half hours. Having a storage facility in the centre of town will mean same-day deliveries - which on average took up to five hours - can now be completed in about half that time.
“Although the Olympics were the catalyst for opening a central London depot it’s something we’ve been considering for quite a while,” said Pluscrates’ Managing Director John Mitchell. The new facility will cut our journey times, reduce carbon emissions and above all improve the service we give our customers.”
Pluscrates is Britain’s fastest growing crate rental company with depots in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Livingstone.