Second generation family owned Safety Boot manufacturer, Rock Fall operates from one secure site based on Wimsey Way in Alfreton, Derbyshire and following the successful application for planning permission for an extension of their “Unit 4”, construction is now complete.
The project was completed on schedule despite the outbreak of COVID-19, construction was already almost complete and Rock Falls decision to use local contractors paid dividends.
They now have an additional 5000sq. feet of warehousing space, as they continually 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.
Rock Fall supply some of the largest companies in the world via a network of authorised distribution partners ranging from small independent safety equipment distributors, FTSE 100 PLCs and multi-national organisations. Major distributors include household names like Bunzl, Travis Perkins, Toolstation, Amazon and Arco.
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.