AMG Group, one the UK’s leading outdoor companies, have announced that they are moving to a new distribution center (DC) located at Westway Park, Renfrew. The Westway site, anticipated to be operational by April 2018, will replace AMG’s three existing DCs, two sites owned by AMG and located in Port Glasgow and a 3rd Party operation, located in the Midlands.
The 4,500,000-cubic-foot property reportedly will allow AMG to distribute from one central location, streamlining operation for retailers and consumers. The new site also will enable the business to realizse future growth plans and achieve its full potential.
Westway Park is a direct response to a year of continued expansion for AMG. 2017 kicked off with the license of Anatom and Teko, increasing the group’s portfolio to nine brands in total. In addition, the business recorded another strong year for exports, as recognized in the HSBC Sunday Times Track 200 league table. AMG, listed for a second consecutive year and placed at 114th, was one of only ten Scottish businesses in the table.
The move will begin in January 2018 with AMG highlighting Q1 to be a transitional period for the business. The new facility will see an increased headcount from 14 to a permanent team of 23, focusing on Inbound & Outbound logistics, which will enable AMG to consolidate orders and dispatch them from one site, resulting in a single consignment being delivered to customers.
“We have had a Project Team working on this for several months and would like to reassure our customers that we will do everything possible to minimize disruption during the move, bearing in mind that during Q1’18, we shall be effectively operating from four sites,” said Bernie McGown, HR & Operations Director at AMG
AMG currently employ 98 staff; the Finance, IT, Marketing, Product, Sales & Supply Chain Teams will remain in Head Office, where the business has been based for 20 years.
AMG distributes its portfolio of Vango, F10 Series, Lichfield, Blacks of Greenock, Rossignol, Trangia, Wayfayrer, Anatom and Teko to over 40 countries worldwide.