A rapidly expanding insulation and dry lining distributor Galaxy has increased its footprint across the UK with the opening of its ninth depot.
Sheffield-headquartered Galaxy Insulation & Dry Lining has opened a 37,000 sq ft depot in Newcastle to better serve customers across the North East.
The business was subject to a management buy-out in 2019 and has grown quickly since then. The company, founded in Sheffield in 2009, now employs 225 people.
Its latest depot is located at Silver Fox Way on the New York Industrial Park, close to Cobalt Business and Silverlink Retail Parks.
The Newcastle team is made up of a group of local and knowledgeable industry specialists led by Stephen Mann, who has more than 20 years’ experience in insulation and dry lining distribution.
Galaxy, which also has depots in Sheffield, Leeds, Haydock, Birmingham, West Bromwich, Bedford and two in London, is a specialist distributor of insulation, dry lining, ceilings, interiors, fire protection and more.
Managing director Tracy Shepherd said the launch of the Newcastle depot marked a major step forward, adding: “We have always wanted a presence in the North East but knew it was vital to have a local team with the right experience and understanding of what customers in the area expect,” he said.
“We are certain we now have the right team, led by Stephen, to deliver the competitiveness, expertise and service that the businesses in the area deserve.
“Our model is to keep things as simple as possible so the team on the ground have everything they need to provide the best customer service possible.
Mann said he was excited to spearhead Galaxy’s expansion into the North East. He said: “Newcastle is a place close to my heart and I’m passionate about doing my bit for the local economy.
“To have a company with Galaxy’s commitment to quality customer service behind us means we can deliver exactly what a customer needs at just the time they need it.
“I’m looking forward to serving more customers across the North East as the economy opens up again.”
Galaxy is continuing to explore additional new locations. It recently appointed Yorkshire businessman Sir Rodney Walker as non-executive group chairman.
He will provide direction for Galaxy’s strategic growth plan and will work towards a potential stock market listing.