Bournemouth-based logistics company Shears Bros. (Transport) Ltd has opened a new transport facility in its latest investment to deliver service excellence.
The new transport hub is located on Bournemouth Airport’s Aviation Business Park, just a few hundred metres from the Shears’ existing premises.
The 21,500 sq ft warehouse, which has recently been fully refurbished, will become Shears’ transport hub handling palletised freight for the Pall-Ex network, of which it is a wholly owned subsidiary.
The existing unit on Aviation Business Park will evolve into a dedicated warehousing and fulfilment facility, further strengthening Shears’ service offering.
In addition to this investment, Shears has recently welcomed a new General Manager to lead the business into its new era.
Mark Houghton joined the business in November 2021 and brings with him vast experience in the logistics industry, which he has already put to good use in his time at Shears.
Having managed the operation for a prominent logistics firm, handling returns for some of the UK’s top online retailers and running service centres for a national courier, Mark believes he is well equipped to take on this new challenge.
Speaking about what attracted him to Shears, Mark comments: “The role with Shears is an opportunity for me to grow as the company also grows.
“Being able to lead the business forward at such an exciting time is an opportunity that doesn’t present itself very often in the logistics industry. I’m really excited to see where the journey takes us.”
Mark will oversee the continuation of Shears’ growth and support all staff in achieving the excellent service that the business is renowned for in Bournemouth and the surrounding Dorset and Wiltshire areas.
Colin Hawkins, Pall-Ex Group’s Director of Owned Operations has been instrumental in the acquisition of the new premises and to Mark’s appointment.
On both developments, he comments: “Shears is yet again taking great strides in improving its service offering for customers across the South West.
“Our new facility just a few hundred meters from the existing site means that we can offer greater flexibility and levels of service whilst increasing our overall operating capacity.
“Mark has many years of experience and has a proven record of delivering outstanding results wherever he has worked. I have no doubt that this will be the case at Shears and I look forward to working with him as Shears continues to evolve.”