Specialist supplier Direct Heating Spares (DHS) is investing in a new Chorley-based head office and small parts pick warehouse to expand its stockholding and enhance availability to installers.

The new dedicated small pick warehouse will allow DHS' complete stock portfolio to be centrally held, which the company says will make it easier and quicker to get the entire product range into customer's hands before 7am the very next day.

Stock depth and visibility will also be vastly improved to support greater availability, while staff time that is currently used for moving items from different warehouses will be spent on assisting customers instead.

Ian Caufield, commercial director at DHS, said: "This investment is key for supporting the future growth of DHS and the Travis Perkins Plc spares offering, while importantly giving our customers unlimited access to over 20,000 heating spares.

"Once open, we'll be the only small parts specialist distributor that has a dedicated small pick warehouse. This will allow us to offer delivery before 7am the next day on orders received up to 8pm."

The new DHS warehouse in Chorley will employ 82 specialists from the local area. As part of Travis Perkins Plc, DHS supplies merchants such as Travis Perkins, City Plumbing Supplies, and Plumbing Trade Supplies. Orders can also be made directly via www.dhsspares.co.uk and through the order line on 0330 123 3707.