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Essentra opens purpose built warehouse near Oxford

Essentra plc chairman, Jeff Harris

Operating 24/7, the new facility will help ensure next day delivery for all products in the company's new 876 page catalogue

A brand new 3500 m2 warehouse near Oxford has been opened by Essentra Components, until recently known as Moss Express. The purpose built distribution centre at the company's principal manufacturing facility in Kidlington uses the latest technology, including wire guided forklift trucks.

Operating 24/7, the new facility will help ensure next day delivery for all products in the company's new 876 page catalogue, as well as acting as a hub for its European distribution centre network.

The warehouse was opened by Essentra plc chairman, Jeff Harris, who said: "This GBP7 million facility represents one of our largest investments in the UK, and provides much needed space for our rapidly expanding product range."

In line with the company's environmental commitment to the ISO 50001 energy management standard, the warehouse is equipped with low energy LED lighting in combination with motion sensors to minimise power consumption.

Essentra Components manufactures and supplies millions of small but essential components a year that play a critical enabling role in its customers' products. Typical parts include caps and plugs, feet and castors, and hinges and handles.

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Notes to editors:

The components business of Essentra is a global, market leading manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection moulded, vinyl dip moulded and metal items. Operating units in 25 countries serve a very broad industrial base of customers with a rapid supply of primarily plastic products for a variety of applications in industries such as hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical controls and construction.

Headquartered in the UK, Essentra plc's global network extends to 32 countries and has approximately 5500 employees, 42 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales and distribution operations and five research and development centres.

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Image 1. Essentra plc chairman, Jeff Harris, opens Essentra Components' purpose built distribution centre.

Image 2. Essentra Components' new distribution centre uses the latest technology, including wire guided forklift trucks.

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Date: 6 February 2014

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