Antifriction doubles the size of its Britannia Way Branch
A fantastic business success story comes in the shape of Antifriction. This fast-growing specialist industrial parts distributor is doubling the size of its Bolton branch with a move into one of B&E Boys’ new premises on Britannia Way Industrial Park.
The company has invested £100,000 to fit out the new premises, which replaces their existing nearby unit. The new Bolton branch will serve an area stretching from Greater Manchester to West Yorkshire and up to the Scottish borders.
The move is an important part of an investment programme of over £1million, which has seen the company establish two new bases elsewhere in the UK. These premises are, still in the North West, at Ellesmere Port – and in the south at Feltham, near to Heathrow Airport. This is in addition to improvements made at the company’s Birmingham site and headquarters in Bristol in recent years.
The Bolton branch is led by John McInnes, who heads a team of eight. The company has seen highly impressive growth, having doubled its turnover during the last five years. The new Britannia Way premises are an integral part of the company’s ambitious plans for growth, as it will allow Antifriction to double its stock and provide a dedicated customer training area and a larger-sized trade counter.
Antifriction was founded in 1976 and is now part of Gruppo Bianchi, the Italian company which is one of Europe’s biggest industrial distributors in Europe. Gruppo Bianchi have also recently acquired the hydraulic hose stockist Ehrco.
The Britannia Way site provides further room to expand and has excellent links to the motorway network. Because of this, Antifriction is ideally placed to serve the engineering and heavy industry in the region.
The company supplies a massive number of lines, including the likes of belt drives, chains, gearboxes, and fluid power products, to name just a few. The company also serves a large number of industries, such as energy, engineering, paper, recycling and construction.