A Perry invests in manufacturing facility in India

A Perry has strengthened its supply chain with significant investment in a purpose-built manufacturing facility base in Delhi, India. The group now controls all aspects of the supply chain from sourcing materials right through to manufacture, import and distribution into retailers.

Leading the operation is Managing Director, Guy Perry, with 40 years of manufacturing knowledge in the company, and who has led a training and development programme for the factory’s 150+ employees as well as introducing efficiency processes based on LEAN principles.

Guy Perry said: “The investment has been significant and due to the current situation, it’s been very challenging; but having autonomy over the entire process is already paying dividends as we are one of the only hardware and ironmongery suppliers who has been able to maintain a level of supply at a critical time where there is a significant shortage of it on the market.  Now, we are able to match supply and demand thanks to more than 700 tonnes of products arriving in our West Midlands distribution centre each month, which has been a welcome relief for many in the industry who feared an ongoing shortage.”

A Perry has also partnered with specialists at OrderWise to install advanced warehouse management and stock control software.

The project at its Delhi site is being undertaken while the company also invests £1.2m in 15 fully automated robots for its Cradley Heath warehouse, utilizing the innovation supplied by OW Robotics.

Guy Perry added: “We’re a family business with nearly a century of manufacturing history behind us and our customers throughout the UK and beyond have come to expect the very best from us. We can only deliver on our promises if we are backed by a reliable, efficient supply chain and we have realised that the only way to truly ensure this is to build our own.

“Developing our own manufacturing base in Delhi represents a significant investment of both time and money for our company, but in return we will ensure the quality and continuity required for us to retain our position as industry-leaders for years to come.”

More information can be found at www.perrytrade.co.uk

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