Midlands-based housewares distributor RKW has exchanged contracts on the purchase of the former Royal Doulton/Wedgwood global distribution centre at Stone in Staffordshire.
Set to be operational in the Spring, the £20m 250,000sq ft distribution centre will become the global fulfilment centre for RKW and will create 260 new jobs.
The company, founded in 1989, has a portfolio of brands including Morphy Richards ,Tower, Akai, Carmen, Pifco, and Warmlite, offering more than 3,000 product lines.
RKW md Rob Sutton said: “We are making a significant investment in the future of the business. From humble beginnings, we have achieved phenomenal successes, and we are now ensuring we have the infrastructure in place as we plan for future growth.
“It was essential that the business consolidated its operating bases to remain efficient and the new facility will ensure we continue to accommodate the demands of our customers.”