14th Of September by Sam Torr
The Mold based P&A Group of Companies, a timber product manufacturer, is celebrating with a good news story for customers.
Starting off as just a small site in Mold, P&A are delighted to announce their expansion with the purchase of its new nine acre warehousing and distribution centre based in Saltney, North Wales.
The new centre will provide further room to stock and store a wider range of P&A’s timber garden product division, Zest 4 Leisure items, allowing for the planned future expansion and strategic development of the family owned company.
Along with announcement of its new operations system and new HR Director, means a bright outlook for the new garden leisure season.
Steve Morgan, managing director at The P&A Group, said: “I am very proud of what we have been able to achieve and the new purpose designed warehousing and distribution centre is certainly a very exciting opportunity for us as a company.”
“It will mean that we can broaden our offering and supply garden centres, e commerce retailers and major purchasing groups in line with our strategic development plans.”
The addition of the new operations system means integrating all aspects of Zest 4 Leisure, allowing for improved efficiencies and future growth in product development, range and stock holding.
The announcement of Hazel Bainbridge as HR Director shows P&A’s focus on employees and staff development. New positions will be created in the company and existing employees will benefit from further development – all part of the plan to make P&A the ‘Employer of Choice’.
The growth and development plans to increase range and product innovation is further fuelled by P&A’s partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University in creating the new graduate product development role.
Luke Roberts recently joined the Zest 4 Leisure in their New Product Development team and will work with them on products and ranges to help answer the future needs of the garden leisure industry. Working alongside Cardiff and their ‘Fab Lab’ it means new innovative products can be prototyped and tested as part of the New Product Development process.
Mr Morgan said: “Zest 4 Leisure strives to bring innovation to the core of every product and we have really seen this come through in 2018’s new range.
“Working alongside Cardiff Metropolitan University, it will enable us to monitor and develop future trends and initiatives and we expect our innovation offering to go from strength to strength and our 2019 products to be even more cutting-edge and on-trend.”
Further investment in product suppliers will enable growth and support the development of the company.