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  Posted by: electime      8th June 2023

Branch is two acres in size and boasts solar panels, electric forklifts and charging points

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, is set to launch a brand-new branch in Witney. The new branch is set to open its doors on the 28th of June with the vision of being the first choice for trade customers in the West Oxfordshire area.

With a commitment to build greater diversity a third of the 20 new jobs created have been filled by women.

The new Witney branch is two acres in size and as part of Travis Perkins’ new ambitions to minimise carbon emissions by 90 per cent, the site will include solar panels, electric forklift trucks, electric charging points and a heat source pump. These innovations will help to deliver on its ambition of decarbonizing its fleet and becoming a net-zero carbon producer.

The site also boasts Travis Perkins Hire facilities that allow customers to hire tools, plant and specialist equipment. Furthermore, its brand new Benchmarx kitchen display showroom will offer a wide range of high-quality kitchen ranges, and a hard landscaping range, which showcases Travis Perkins’ offering to customers. There is also an extensive plumbing, heating and bathroom range.

The branch also offers an extended range in the yard and this includes PEFC & FSC certified timber, bricks, blocks, drainage and lintels.

Customers will have great choice when it comes to trading; be it in branch or online by using the industry leading Travis Perkins App which has been collaboratively developed with customers to help them not only work smarter, but also to save time by allowing them to check stock on the go from their local branch and order instantly with their personal trade prices.

Alternatively, customers can also use the fast and convenient one hour Click & Collect service, or next day delivery as well as a Branch Delivery Tracking Service, which gives customers the best possible delivery notifications in real-time without having to make a telephone call, saving customers time.

These innovative ways of trading are designed to save customers time; something which is reported as their biggest pain-point. Combined, these provide a one-stop personalised experience, whether on the move, on site, in-branch – whenever and wherever they need it.

Branch manager Gabrielle Pearce says about the launch, “We’re really excited about the launch in Witney. We’re doing what matters for the trade in Oxfordshire and this branch will have everything they need, when and where they need it, and will deliver them value, convenience and consistency.

“The fact that twenty new jobs have been created because of the branch opening is a huge bonus too – we’ve never had so many female applicants. It means we’ll be able to support all of our customers with choice, quality, convenience and brilliant service day-in, day-out and offer a fantastic delivery and collection service that doesn’t compromise them on time.”

Travis Perkins Witney is located at Witan Park, Ave Two, Station Road, Witney, OX28 4FH and opens on the 28th of June at 7.00am.