Numark wholesale partner PHOENIX has announced the next stage of its growth strategy in Northern Ireland with the acquisition of a significantly larger medicines distribution depot in Belfast.
The new site is approximately six miles from the current depot, but offers five times the capacity we currently have which means we can process additional volume and provide Numark members with a wider range of OT C and Numark own brand products.
Building work to make the site suitable for PHOENIX operations commenced in December 2018 and it is anticipated that the new depot be fully operational Spring/Summer 2019. In the meantime, there will be no disruption to the high standards of service we provide.
Numark have always had a strong presence in Northern Ireland and our membership continues to grow. Over the last year, we’ve seen a significant uplift in our customer base; over 90% of independents (groups of 50 or less) are now Numark members, a testament to the strength of the Numark offering. Indeed the Numark membership as a whole is in its 37th consecutive month of record membership with just over 4,000 members across the UK.
As a result of our continued and sustained growth in Northern Ireland, this larger depot will ensure our customers receive an exemplary level of service, less reliance on oversees delivery and access to dedicated conference space to enable us to deliver training workshops for services such as flu vaccination.
This is also great news for the community as the new move will ensure more jobs, increase access to a wider range of OTC and own brand. The Numark own brand is exclusive to Numark members only and is a great value for money alternative to the brand leaders.
The depot opening will also ensure more locally stocked surgical lines supplied which will allow us to be more responsive to the needs of our customers with more capacity and resource than ever before, delivering exceptional service at a local level.
Needless to say we are delighted that PHOENIX recognises the investment required to better support the needs of our Northern Ireland members and we are optimistic that our business will continue to go from strength to strength.
This is a major investment by PHOENIX in Northern Ireland and is a clear sign of their confidence that they can and will grow business through unrivalled service.