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First Fence expands by opening new Canvey Island depot

First Fence expands by opening new Canvey Island depot

First Fence, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of security and temporary fencing, has enhanced its presence in the south of the UK by opening its latest depot in Canvey Island. 

The move comes as part of the business’ ongoing and ambitious growth plans and is the sixth supply depot it has opened since its inception in the East Midlands in 2010, adding to a portfolio that also boasts facilities located in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Bradford, and Dartford.

First Fence has also announced that the opening of its latest depot will create 15 job vacancies across different roles, including in the sales, depot, office, driver, and yard departments.

The business has been fitting out the 30,000 sq. ft. space, which is located just two miles outside the Canvey Island town centre, over the last nine months. The new warehouse space will enhance its ability to further maintain high stock levels and ensure more products are immediately available to its growing customer base, matching their need to hit tight deadlines.

Discussing the opening of the latest depot, Vinny Kotecha, Director at First Fence, said: “These developments support the ambitious plans we have for the next couple of years and is the latest sign of the confidence we feel about First Fence’s future expansion. 

“The team has worked hard over the past couple of years to penetrate the market and we are now focused on growth. The new depot at Canvey Island allows us to increase capacity and enhance service levels, which marks another sign of our ambitions for the business.” 

This latest investment comes after First Fence bolstered its transportation capacity as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to invest in product development and increase its management systems. 

Having added three 32-tonne Artics together with Moffett forklifts to its fleet of 48 vehicles, capacity has further increased this month with the arrival of 20 more vans.

Back in March, First Fence also revealed its intention to launch new product ranges every single month during 2021 and expand its portfolio after it became clear that its customers, across multiple industries, were facing new and more complex challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic.

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