ERF makes anniversary move
An electrical wholesaler has celebrate its 50th anniversary with the opening of new, larger trade premises in Wolverhampton.
ERF Electrical Wholesalers has relocated from Willenhall Road to Unit 2, The Dunstall Hill Estate, after agreeing a 10-year lease with commercial property investment company London and Cambridge Properties, which owns and manages the estate.
The 4,933 sq ft unit is double the size of its previous premises and will enable the family-run business to increase its stock holding, supporting the growth of the Wolverhampton branch, which has been in the city since 1979.
Simon Jones, ERF Electrical project director, said the new premises forms part of the company’s expansion plans across the region. It has nine branches in the East and West Midlands and another in Andover, Hampshire. It hopes to open a further two branches this year and over the next five years aims to continue investing in opening new businesses.
The new Wolverhampton branch is the first to open this year. It currently employs five people and there may be new employment opportunities in the next few months.
“The location and the layout of the unit allows ERF to offer an unprecedented service to customers who want to visit the trade counter or who require a delivery service to their premises or direct to site,” said Mr Jones.
“Currently this is the only unit ERF have with LCP, however due to the service we have received from them we would certainly work with them to find other units in the area to support our expansion programme.”
Paula James, LCP industrial lettings manager, said: “The Dunstall Hill Estate is a very popular business location being so close to the city centre and to the motorway network.”
The Dunstall Hill Estate is accessed off Gorsebrook Road, close to the entrance of Dunstall Hill Racecourse.