Second generation family owned safety boot manufacturer, Rock Fall, has completed the extension of “Unit 4” at its Wimsey Way site in Alfreton.
The project was completed on schedule despite the outbreak of COVID-19. The firm said that construction was already almost complete and Rock Fall’s decision to use local contractors paid dividends.
They now have an additional 5000 sq ft of warehousing space, as they ramp up stock due to a sustained demand for their range on a variety of national contracts. It will allow them to hold an additional 200 pallet spaces, totalling more than 20,000 pairs.
However due to rapid expansion of the business, the senior management team are still looking for opportunities to acquire a much larger, purpose-built unit in the coming years.
Speaking about the current order book the senior management team noted: “The start of this year has been exceptional, we had two 7 figure months in January and February and had a similar forecast through early March.
“This has been driven by continually increasing the diverse range of styles we have available and working closely with our Authorised Distribution Partners sales teams to drive demand with their end-users. We are pleased to have the additional storage space to ramp up even more stock on our fastest moving lines.”
Some of Rock Fall’s major distributors include household names like Bunzl, Travis Perkins, Toolstation, Amazon and Arco.