Cheadle-based toy firm, James Galt & Co, has agreed a five year warehouse contract for a 100,000 sq ft space in Warrington.
Kinaxia Logistics announced the deal that gives Galt sole use of the Mark Thompson Transport site in Warrington. The site, which will create 20 new jobs, will allow the Cheadle-based firm to distribute its range of toys, games, puzzles, arts and crafts and play equipment to UK stockists, including high street chains, supermarkets, independent gift shops and online retailer, Amazon. The warehouse will also house items for export to markets in Europe, the Middle East, East Asia, Australia and the USA.
Following the deal, Kinaxia Logistics is now undertaking a £500,000 fit out of the warehouse that will see new racking, lighting and security equipment installed, as well as the implementation of a new warehouse management system.
John McDonnell, managing director of James Galt & Co, said:
The Warrington site is a wonderful location, being just 20 minutes from our offices and within easy reach of the motorway network due to its closeness to the M6. We explored numerous options when we were seeking a new warehouse and distribution centre, and this was the outstanding choice in terms of the quality of the people and the operation.”
Now part of the Jumbodiset Group, the toy company, which was founded by James Galt in 1836 as a bookseller, employs 40 staff at its Cheadle head office.
Kinaxia Logistics sales & marketing director Vanessa Hope said:
We are delighted to welcome James Galt & Co to our warehouse facility in Warrington. It’s an iconic toy business with a fantastic client base. This is an extremely exciting contract for Kinaxia which will generate much-needed employment in the area. We are very pleased to be forging this link with such a well-known and respected brand, and look forward to working with the team over the coming years.”