Nu-Style expands in Somerset to meet growing Perform Panel demand

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HIGH-quality laminate panel manufacturer Nu-Style Products, part of the Donaldson Group, has opened its third distribution centre in England.

Located in Bridgwater, the 4,650sq ft centre is the third location to open in England in the last 18 months. The site will trade under the Perform Panel name and will supply to building and construction industries across the south of England and Wales.

Perform Panel offers a stylish and cost-effective alternative to tiles, providing a number of hygiene and maintenance benefits, as well as versatility and ease of installation. The high quality laminate wall panels are suitable for various internal applications within both domestic and commercial environments.

The new location further advances Nu-Style’s five-year strategy, which has included a £1 million investment to increase both capacity and quality. Across the UK, new machinery and upgraded sites have substantially increased production capacity for Perform Panel, with the Bridgwater site stocking over 5,500 panels. Nu-Style has also boosted its product range, moving from 16 decors to 48 designs across three collections.

Richard Murray has been appointed as depot manager to lead the new distribution centre.

The Bridgwater site employs five full-time staff, with further recruitment anticipated, demonstrating commitment to the area and creating local employment opportunities via the distribution centre and van fleet. 

Steve Galbraith, Managing Director at Nu-Style Products, commented: “After the success of our Solihull and Barnsley Depots, we are extremely excited to continue expanding our network with our third depot in Bridgwater. The site is perfectly located to best service south west England and south Wales.

“We look forward to further enhancing our service levels to our national accounts and working with new customers in the area. Our strategy is to deliver a quality product at a quality price, backed up by an excellent delivery service, and this site is a huge step forward towards our end game of being a truly national distributor of our Perform Panel brand. We have an excellent team in place who look forward to exceeding our customers’ expectations in the years ahead.”

Andrew Donaldson, CEO of the Donaldson Group, added: “The opening of the third distribution centre in England is a testament to the growing demand for Perform Panel products and their leading position in the market. The expansion into Bridgwater marks an exciting next step as we continue to invest in the Perform Panel brand and advance our ambitious growth plans.

“The team offers a fast, reliable and quality distribution service and we’re delighted to bring this expansion to Bridgwater and the surrounding Somerset area.”

Nu-Style has over 70 years of experience and is well known in the industry, particularly for its shower panel brand, Perform Panel, which the business has been manufacturing for 35 years. Nu-Style’s head office is based in Aberdeen, Scotland and Bridgwater is the third site to open in England. This follows the successful launch of distribution centres in Birmingham in September 2021 and Barnsley in August 2022, in response to increasing demand for the products across the UK and Europe.

Nu-Style joined the James Donaldson Group in 2016. The 162-year-old family business comprises 17 specialist timber and building product businesses, operating throughout the UK from 49 locations employing over 1,700 people.


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