ERIKS is to move operations from two separate centres in Leeds to a purpose built 15,000 square foot 'superbranch' in the city, providing its customers with an even more integrated and extended service, and boosting the local economy by generating new jobs.
ERIKS' Industrial Distribution Service Centre will combine with the company's Electro Mechanical Service Centre at the new operating site in October. The move will allow ERIKS to expand its wide range of services for the provision and maintenance of machine parts, such as motors, bearings and fans, and to broaden its capability in other areas, for example, in the supply and maintenance of pumps. The latter will include a dedicated pump service, with the new Leeds facility becoming a Product Business Unit for pump repairs.
Bob Taylor, Manager of the Electro Mechanical Service Centre, explained why the expansion is so important. "The new site means larger premises, greater opportunities, more capability and an increased level of service. For example, we'll now have two overhead cranes, so will be able to carry out repairs on larger machines that previously would have had to be transported to our site in Chesterfield. As a result, we'll be able to save both time and cost for our local customers."
Jim Dourish, Regional Operations Director, explained how the re-profiled and expanded stocks of the new site will benefit the engineering sector in Leeds and the surrounding area. "We will truly be a 24/7, 365 days-a-year service and our increased stock range and skill sets will enable some extremely fast response times; for example, we will have the parts and capacity on site to build and supply hydraulic hose assemblies in under an hour. The new site will really add value for our customers and the planning is in place for further growth once we've launched in October."
The distribution service at the new centre will launch on October 3rd, with the repairs and maintenance operation following later in the month.