Expansion phase two complete for local logistics firm

16th May 2016

Sheffield-based haulage and logistics firm DBL Logistics has completed the second phase of its expansion.

Following a £340,000 investment, a new loading bay and parking area has been created at the rear of the company's depot on Tinsley Park Road. The development has increased DBL Logistics' capacity by one third, which will allow for a planned increase in fleet size over the next few years. The expansion comes less than three years after phase one of the company's expansion, which saw the firm move into its flagship £2million 33,550sqft Huntsman Depot. DBL Logistics managing director, David Clarkson, said: -We have filled our depot quicker than we ever expected since our move here in October 2013, which shows a growing demand for our services. -This significant investment will play a key part in our growth strategy and future plans. DBL Logistics began life as Yorkshire Distribution Service, and was started by husband and wife Bert and Linda Clarkson more than 30 years ago with son and current managing director David joining in 1987 to complete the company initials. The expansion comes after a period of sustained growth for DBL Logistics, with a 31% increase in sales from 2013 to 2014, and a further 12% increase in revenue from 2014 to 2015. Current financial year projections show a further revenue increase of 9%, compared to 2015. Staff numbers have risen from 28 to 38 in the past 12 months. DBL Logistics secured a £300,000 finance package from HSBC to complete the work. The development was the work of Sheffield architects SLA Design. Brett Simpson-Lyons, Partner at SLA Design, said: -It has only been a short while since DBL Logistics completed the first phase of the main warehouse. -The speed at which phase two was commissioned demonstrates the shear pace and strength that the company continues to grow at. For more information about DBL Logistics visit www.dbllogistics.com, call 0114 256 1404 or follow @dbllogistics on Twitter.

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