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Fitted furniture manufacturer pumps in £880000 of investment

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Lancashire manufacturer of kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture, JJOplc, has expanded its logistics fleet and installed a new extraction system, investing ?880,000.

The four new Scania tractor units, which cost ?430,000, brings JJO’s current delivery fleet up to 31 HGV vehicles, with 28 Scania HGV’s chosen for reliability and fuel efficiency reasons. The expansion follows JJO’s productive 2016, where 35,378 deliveries were made, covering 1,115.575 miles across the UK.

New extraction jjo Furthermore, JJO has installed a new extraction system, investing ?450,000, which will ensure plant machinery continues to operate efficiently and keeps ahead of current Health & Safety and Environmental legislation.

David Tomlinson, JJO transport manager, said: “It is vital to our operation that we deliver, on time without fail. We renew our vehicles every five years and we ensure they are maintained regularly and cleaned weekly. Our distinctive yellow & black vehicles are mobile advertisements for our business.”

Production Director, Bob Myers, added: “The new extraction system, is part of our ongoing investment plan, which will ensure our factory remains the most modern plant facility in the UK.

This latest investment not only offers us reduced running costs, it will also cope with increased levels of extraction, when required.”

Founded in 1868, Bacup-based JJOplc designs, manufactures and delivers furniture to a network of independent retail partners across the UK.

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