Long-Term Investment

H.W. Coates has always invested in the very best vehicles, warehouses and IT.

We have more COMAH warehousing than any other 3PL provider, with high specification warehouses offering clean, quality space with add-ons such as barcode control, temperature control, 24 hour manned security, in-rack sprinklers, decanting and specialist hazardous stores.

Warehousing isn’t just storage. It means receipt, repacking, labelling, stock control and dispatch. And it means having the right premises: racked, sprinklered, barcode control, temperature controlled, specialist for hazards (flammable, peroxide, etc), specialists for foods and pharmaceuticals (BRC warehouses) and signing up to a raft of regulatory and accreditation regimes.

High Specifications

Our latest warehouse at Middlewich was purpose-built in 2021.

It sits on freehold land, was designed and commissioned by a joint H.W. Coates – customer team and employs the highest specifications throughout from its FOSROC surface and Atex electrics, to advanced HVAC filtration. The highest quality needs real investment.

Leading Edge IT

Investing in secure, efficient and accurate IT infrastructure

We link our operations through a 100-workstation WAN, running linked warehouse, distribution and administrative systems on a central server. This provides high efficiency, accuracy and resilence as well as customer visibility, with online PODs, digital signature capture and telematics.

Full Coverage

We have what you need,where you need it.

H.W. Coates operates 15 sites throughout the United Kingdom, including 10 COMAH sites at Middlewich (x2), Newmarket, Rugby (x2), Shrewsbury , Grangemouth (x2) and Lincoln (x2). We also have 3 BRC (British Retail Consortium) warehouses with AA certification available.

Our comprehensive service coverage includes warehousing for classes 2, 3, 4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 8 & 9.

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