PB Logistics will increase its garment capacity to well over 3m units in November thanks to a bespoke hanging storage installation by SDI Greenstone, a specialist supplier of materials handling solutions to the retail industry.

The automated system  will raise capacity at the company's Leicester Distribution Centre (DC) by 1.5m units alone.

"We have already had considerable interest in the additional capacity we have on offer from retailers looking for robust and flexible supply chain services," said the company's operations director, David Smart.

PB Logistics has also extended warehousing services at the Leicester DC to include new steam tunnelling and hand finishing facilities, establishing it "as one of the biggest and most technologically advanced logistics depots in the UK."

The company, formerly Peter Black Distribution, picks and despatches over 160m units annually to over 30 high street retailers.

By Stuart Todd.