Long Rake Spar increases production by recently completing the first of three phases of works. New washing and bagging facilities have been installed at the latest site at Garston Docks, Liverpool. This strategically placed site now produces finished aggregates for the Natural Selection brand. The facilities have been designed and constructed to include an additional sixteen external storage bays and the building of a new 20,000 ft2 warehouse. This improvement in facilities allows for an additional 60,000 tonnes of decorative aggregates to be processed per annum.
High volumes of stock are held at Long Rake Spar’s various sites to enable the company to react quickly and dynamically to demand for products. The addition of the site at Garston has contributed to an impressive increased stock holding. This allows for stock to be delivered in a timely manner. From an environmental perspective, this reduces vehicle miles and the carbon footprint of finished products.
The ability to be fully in control of the supply chain is a fundamental part of the long-term strategy at Long Rake Spar. This puts us significantly ahead of many competitors in terms of stockholding and the ability to supply. The addition of Garston as a production site, adds to the existing production sites in Youlgrave, Derbyshire; Rye Harbour, East Sussex and Prees, Shropshire, with a further three dock sites. You can read more about our processing and packing facilities here>>
Kenny Dean, Procurement and Logistics Director comments, “Long Rake Spar continue to invest at all UK sites. This new facility at Garston includes a state-of-the-art bagging plant utilising cutting edge technology. We are pleased to add this new site to our group and cement our long-term partnership with ABP.”