Done deal for builders merchant GAP in Dundee
Lancashire-headquartered builders merchant General All-Purpose Plastics, trading as GAP, has opened a new depot in Dundee.
Located on Dryburgh Industrial Estate just off the A90, the new depot in the region will utilise a new digital concept, which has been successfully trialled at other locations in Deeside and Doncaster.
The new depot features digital screens within the trade counter to showcase the wide range of products such as Rockdoor, GRP Composite Doors and Bi Folds, to products the business distributes such as Silicone and Fixings.
Simon Bird, GAPs MD, described why the latest depot opening could be one of the most influential: “We’ve always wanted to strengthen our presence in Scotland to improve the service we provide our customers. So, it made perfect sense to open in Dundee, which plugs the gap between our depots in Aberdeen and Dunfermline.
“We’re also pleased to be able to open another depot in our new format, which embraces digital communication, to allow us to show our customers the range of products we supply. This simply wouldn’t be possible with a more traditional showroom, due to the footprint this requires in the trade counter, so we’ve invested in digital to allow us to carry more stock in the warehouse and store more windows, doors and bi folds that our customers can collect.
“Now we feel we have the depot concept right at Dundee, we’ll move forward faster and open more depots throughout 2022.”