Ideal Bathrooms moves into new distribution centre

Ideal Bathrooms, one of the UK’s leading bathroom distributors, has taken on a new purpose-built facility that will increase its stock holding.

In April, Ideal Bathrooms moved stock into its new distribution centre in Milton Keynes, which boasts 108,000 sq ft of warehouse space along with significant additional pallet locations and will serve as its southern distribution centre.

Kim Kirby-Earnshaw, Ideal Bathrooms’ operations director, said: “Our new purpose-built distribution centre is equipped with the latest smart technology, from a smart sensor suite to reduce our environmental impact to ride-on order picking trucks, handheld terminals and wireless printers, which will ensure accuracy with picking and despatching our customers’ orders.

“The additional capacity enables us to increase our delivery time window for our suppliers – and therefore customers too – which has improved stock availability for next day delivery and strengthened our product portfolio to support our suppliers and customers’ needs.”

The Ideal Bathrooms team will also benefit from a full floor of bespoke open plan office space, with a roof garden above the offices. The centre also features 13 electric vehicle charging points and the addition of reindeer moss to the stairwell, which improves air quality while absorbing noise.

Kim added: “As our new site is down the road from our current distribution centre, I’m pleased that we have managed to retain 100% of our team, and we have created additional job opportunities in Milton Keynes.”