Hen coop firm snaps up Lincoln warehouse

Pet products company Omlet Ltd has expanded into Lincoln and invested £1.5 million in the former Lincolnshire Co-op warehouse on Whisby Road.

The Oxfordshire-headquartered business has customers worldwide and transformed the building into a fulfilment centre.

Omlet has invested almost £1.5 million in the Lincoln site, including configuring the warehouse and creating goods inward, storage, packing, despatch, office and staff facilities. It became operational this week.

This has initially created six new jobs in Lincoln, but there could be seasonal opportunities in the future.

The company has 50 other employees, including staff based at Wardington (Oxfordshire) where Omlet has its sales, marketing, procurement, finance and customer services departments and others at distribution centres on the East and West coasts of America and in New Zealand, Canada and Australia.

An aerial view of the revamped warehouse.

Director Johannes Paul said: “We want to continue offering the best products possible, at best value prices and we believe our expansion to Lincoln will help us with that.

“Lincoln is an attractive and growing city and it gives us ready access to a varied employment base, including students, when we need to take on seasonal workers.

“Our new centre manager is Stephen Newborough.”

Banks Long & Co Director William Wall facilitated the sale and said: “The 28,280 sq ft warehouse, sits on 1.59 acres and offers the company plenty of space for its storage needs.”