SIG Distribution has opened its new £2m Tyneside ‘supercentre’.
Gateshead’s MP Ian Mearns and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Gateshead were among the dignitaries at the opening of the new branch in Dunston, Gateshead, alongside SIG Group chief executive Stuart Mitchell and SIG distribution managing director Paul Gordon.
The branch is the first in the UK to bring together on one site all five of the company’s constituent businesses – SIG Insulation, SIG Technical Insulation, SIG Interiors, SIG Fixings and SIG Construction Accessories.
Mr Mitchell said: “As well as making SIG Distribution’s business operation more streamlined and efficient, we believe this new branch will add value to our customers businesses.
“By working with us more efficiently, we will help them to ensure their businesses are ‘fit for the future’ and well positioned to take advantage of the growing upturn in the construction sector.
“It will also play a central role in supporting the roll out of SIG’s business strategy for the future by helping us secure new customers,” he added.
SIG Distribution has invested over £2m in work to regenerate the derelict site, which was the distribution centre for the former Newcastle Federation Breweries.
Now open for business, the Tyneside Supercentre employs around 70 people and will service the needs of SIG’s 1,500 construction customers in the North-east.