In May, Meyer Timber hosted a two-day event to celebrate the opening of its new giant depot at Stoke on Trent. With the site refurbishment and fit-out now complete, over 300 people attended the open days, and Coillte Panel Products was there to give Meyer Timber its full support.
Joanna Smith, marketing manager for Coillte Panel Products, said, “Meyer Timber is bringing fresh insight to new and innovative products. The scale of the depot is unprecedented and it's great to see the full range of our FSC certified MEDITE MDF and SMARTPLY OSB products displayed at such an impressive facility.” Group trading director, Richard Lazenby said, “We've installed 680 new racking slots and added another 20 box trucks and five artics to our Stoke fleet to enhance our next day delivery service on orders placed by 5pm.”
Guests at the open day were given a tour of the 650,000ft² warehouse and processing facilities, but a new £150,000 / 6,000ft² exhibition and training centre, co-funded by 16 key Meyer suppliers including Coillte Panel Products, was the main attraction. Customers will be able to receive product training “in a really professional environment,” said Mr Lazenby.
Coillte Panel Products brands MEDITE MDF and SMARTPLY OSB are featured throughout the new Meyer Timber facility, with their latest products - pre-coated site hoarding SMARTPLY SiteProtect and Extreme Durable MDF MEDITE TRICOTA, which comes with a 50 year warranty - taking centre stage. In particular, a large waterfall exhibition unit encasing MEDITE TRICOTA MDF with water cascading over it demonstrates the unique performance of the new Extreme Durable MDF. Coillte owns the FSC certified forests and trees used to make their products, giving them the ability to provide customers with unique reassurance in their security of supply.