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A distribution centre in Runcorn is helping turn around international trading group and creating 100 new jobs in the process. The Netherlands-based operation suffered a number of commercial setbacks last year and was forced to refinance.

The 37,000 sq ft operation, which replaced a Warrington site, stocks 45,000 different products for the electrical industry and supplies 170 branches of Hagemeyer’s Newey & Eyre and WF Electrical trade outlets.

Systems problems at the £20m site lost customers and saw UK profits slump by £150m. When the site originally opened it created 250 jobs and now employs 350.

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