Expanding Leighton firm secures new warehouse

The new Miniclipper warehouse
The new Miniclipper warehouse

Collection of the keys to Leighton firm Miniclipper’s new 55,000sq ft storage warehouse in Houghton Regis, coincided with the award of a new contract, and an enquiry from a major DIY company to store thousands of pallets of doors – resulting in a full warehouse within weeks of the purchase completion!

Miniclipper Logistics is a second generation transport and warehousing business with 110 people operating two sites in Leighton Buzzard (Billington Road and Stanbridge Road).

Over the past 20 years, a steady progression of growth in Leighton Buzzard has ensured the company continued to grow even through the recession, employing over 100 people locally, included multi-family members.

The growth is now increasing in pace with a search for additional warehousing for 2015.

Purchasing the former Boots Distribution Centre on the outskirts of Dunstable was a brave step with two unsecured pending contracts, however four weeks after completion on the premises, the first contract was won. An additional last-minute enquiry from a DIY company to store thousands of doors, started to fill up the warehouse immediately, and has subsequently prompted a search for a fourth facility in Bedfordshire.

Up to 20 new warehousing jobs will be created by the new contract win at Houghton Regis, and Miniclipper is already recruiting class 1 and 2 drivers.

Leighton Buzzard based building contractors are already busy adapting the building to suit the company’s operation.

A spokesman said: “2015 has started with a buzz at Miniclipper with new people and new premises in place, and it’s an exciting time for our employees and our customers alike.”

Call 01525 244700, or see www.miniclipper.co.uk for more details.