Yuasa Battery Sales UK has celebrated itâ€™s 30th birthday by opening a new sales and distribution centre in Swindon.
The new facility features 7,000 square metres of warehousing space, brining the companyâ€™s industrial and automotive battery units together under the same roof for the first time.
In its 30 years of trading Yuasa has grown to become one of the UKâ€™s biggest suppliers of automotive batteries, selling around 7.5 million batteries in both the UK and Europe.
The Mayor of Swindon Cllr Ray Ballman helped to open the new centre in a ceremony this week. 85% of the Yuasa workforce is now coming from the Swindon area.
Andrew Taylor, managing director of Yuasa UK said: â€œThe location improves our logistics and reduces the companyâ€™s carbon footprint significantly.
â€œIn addition, the Swindon area provides an excellent pool of experienced workers as we seek to constantly maintain and improve our customer service.â€