Crafter’s Companion has revealed the site of its new Newton Aycliffe-based UK warehouse.
The dedicated 54,000 square foot, nine metres high pallet-racking space will enable the business to house 4,000 pallets of products.
The warehouse will support the team’s ability to meet the growing demand for crafting items with their customers across the UK, Europe and USA.
In addition to increased space, the warehouse features 3,000 sq feet of office area and two dock loading doors, alongside modern staff facilities, including large training and breakout spaces, showers and changing rooms.
Crafter’s say the investment will also create new opportunities for the company and the local area.
Chief executive Simon Davies said: “Throughout the past few years, Crafter’s Companion has expanded and we made the decision to invest in a new warehouse space about 18 months ago.
“Our UK head office has been based in Newton Aycliffe for six years and we were delighted to find the perfect space to accommodate all of our needs, just around the corner.
“Work has been ongoing and it has been great to see the progression. Now that the facility is finally complete, we are looking forward to welcoming our team into our new global distribution hub over the coming weeks.”
Crafter’s turnover in 2021 climbed from £34.1m to £38.3m, in the face of a raft of pandemic challenges, including national lockdowns which closed it retail stores, increased competition and high importing tariffs.
Sara Davies, who was still at York University when she first set Crafter’s Companion in motion with a simple envelope maker, recently published her autobiography We Can All Make It, which reached number five in the Sunday Times Bestsellers list.