Award-winning GBUK Ltd, one of the fastest growing Life Sciences companies in the UK, is set to continue the expansion of its operation with the opening of a new custom built 1 million cubic feet warehouse facility.
The North Duffield-based company welcomed Local Selby MP, Mr Nigel Adams to open its state-of-the-art 22,000sqm warehouse facility, which is symbolic of the company’s rapid growth in recent years. Mr Adams had previously opened the companies purpose built environmentally friendly HQ in November 2013.
The new warehouse will have a dramatic effect on the company’s ability to service more suppliers, develop more products and stock more product lines – each day more than 149,000 GBUK Ltd products are used to care for patients in the UK.
This expansion will not only allow the company to expand its distribution and manufacturing capabilities, but also its development of export opportunities. At the end of 2014, GBUK exhibited at the biggest healthcare exhibition in the world – MEDICA, in Germany – and most recently flew the British flag at Arab Health 2015, where the Rt Hon Earl Howe, who is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, praised them.
As part of the opening, Mr Nigel Adams MP was taken on a tour of GBUK’s purpose built headquarters and distribution centre at Blackwood Hall Business Park by GBUK’s CEO, Mark Thompson before officially opening the new stock holding facility.
Mr Nigel Adams MP, said: “I’m delighted to open this brand new warehouse for GBUK – a rapidly growing business, brilliant people and a great success story for the region. I wish the company all the best for the future.”
Mark Thompson, GBUK’s CEO said: “We would like to thank Mr Adams for opening our new facility, which I think represents what the entire sector should be aiming for – exceptional delivery of healthcare technology products for the benefit of patient care alongside investment in the local economy and jobs market. The company now employs over 56 people, an expansion of over 15 staff in the last 24 months.”