Founded 32 years ago, Expect Distribution is a family-owned warehousing and logistics provider. With a fleet of 130 vehicles, the company handles approximately 3,500 pallets per day and runs from four sites in West Yorkshire, totalling over 500,000 sq. ft.
With a turnover of £34m – and growing – they opened a fourth site at Euroway Trading Estate, Bradford, in April 2019.
Assessing the needs
Expect Distribution takes a robust approach to its health, safety and infrastructure requirements, having installed state of the art systems across all of its facilities. The need for security and fire alarm solutions was therefore recognised early-on in the moving-in process.
With 206,000 sq. ft. of space to cover, it was important to control the risks associated with a busy facility, while providing a cost-effective solution.
Having worked with Centurion at its other sites through the region, Expect invited Centurion to tender for the work, and following a thorough process, Centurion were successfully awarded the contract on price competitiveness and service levels.
With a project start date of September 2018, and a completion date of March 2019, Centurion worked in partnership with other contractors to complete the required work at each phase of the build, hitting each deadline.
We implemented the key building management systems on site, including fire and intruder alarm systems, as well as a wide-ranging selection of detection systems, such as CCTV and Paxton NET2 door security. Expect also utilises Centurion’s monthly direct debit payment scheme for maintenance contracts.
Speaking of the project, Neil Rushworth, Managing Director from Expect said:
“The state-of-the-art systems provide us with peace of mind that our employees and infrastructure are kept safe during working and non-operational hours.
“We were very pleased with the service provided and the cost it was provided at. Communication was free-flowing – we were always aware of the work intended for the next phase of the install, which was planned well ahead. If there was an issue, it was flagged early and a ‘common sense’ approach was taken to give a swift, cost-effective solution. We were also very impressed with the way in which the onsite engineers conducted themselves – they are a credit to Centurion. We have now used them for various services across our other premises and would recommend their services to others.”