The Dash Group

Distribution in a dash!

The challenge

A new business win combined with the rapid growth in ecommerce and next day delivery was putting pressure on The Dash Group’s supply chain.  


The solution

To install a temporary distribution centre that would specifically fulfil customer demand in the hard to reach region of Cornwall

Key facts 

  • Distribution facilities at full capacity
  • Operational pressures
  • Rapid design & build
  • 25m wide x 7m long x 4.8m high
  • Retractable curtain doors

Project overview

The Dash Group provide logistics services to businesses around the country and it’s no surprise that the recent surge in online shopping, spurred on by the coronavirus, was starting to put pressure on their supply chains particularly with next day delivery and even same day delivery expectations becoming commonplace. Having successfully won a contract with Tuffnells parcel delivery company it was clear they needed additional facilities to fulfil their business obligations and keep up with customer expectations, specifically in the Cornwall area. Rather than renting or building conventional permanent space, a temporary, bespoke distribution warehouse, measuring 25m wide x 7m long x 4.8m internal height, was considered the best, most cost-effective solution, enabling them to make critical changes quickly without compromising day-to-day business.

The new structure, located at their headquarters in Redruth, includes retractable curtain doors at the front and rear of the building to allow easy and constant access to vehicles of varying configurations and encourage a more fluent workflow inbound and outbound.