Holbeach flower bulbs supplier’s £1m expansion for rapid loading

NEW: Opening Taylors Bulbs new loading docks are, from left, Roger Taylor, Adam Taylor and Sam Taylor. Inside the new warehouse, right.
NEW: Opening Taylors Bulbs new loading docks are, from left, Roger Taylor, Adam Taylor and Sam Taylor. Inside the new warehouse, right.
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A supplier of flower bulbs has just completed a £1 million expansion at its Holbeach factory.

Taylors Bulbs, the fourth generation family bulb business supplying retailers in the UK and Ireland, embarked on the four-months development to increase loading capacity in their peak seasons.

The 5,500m² development includes 1,500m² of insulated warehouse space, the remainder being external yard for loading and storage.

The warehouse includes three loading docks for loading directly into the back of vehicles, and two rapid-roll doors for loading curtain-sider vehicles.

Director Adam Taylor said: “Our speed of loading is increased and the warehouse gives us improved storage for packed product, as well as creating a safer work environment.

“We can also expand the production department’s capacity and improve efficiency as a result of some of the space vacated by the despatch team and it frees up our central yard area for better flow of traffic around the yard.

“There were so many knock-on bonuses we would get as a result of the change.”

To create the new loading area, Taylors also had to construct a new staff car park area.

The engineering and design was overseen by Calvert, Brain & Fraulo, of King’s Lynn. The building and external yard was constructed by MJS Construction, of March, and the car park was constructed by M.C.Nurse, of King’s Lynn.