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Rowlinson Timber Expands its Operations to the South East

Rowlinson Timber Ltd is pleased to announce that due to large/sustained and successful growth over the last few years, it has seen the need to open a main distribution hub in the South East of the country. We are therefore pleased to announce that from 1st January 2019 our main operations for the company will be based from the Port of Sheerness, working in collaboration with Peel Ports.

Darren Hill (Sales Director) Rowlinson Timber Ltd

“Due to our continued successful growth we have been experiencing nationally, the decision to open a distribution port in the South East was a natural progression for the company. Having our main distribution port in Sheerness will help to enhance the already excellent service to our southern based customers, whilst providing a quicker response for local merchants. With the help and professionalism of Peel Ports to manage our operations, we feel that a solid long-term partnership will develop, and can then only benefit all of our existing and future customer base”.

Richard Smith (Managing Director) Rowlinson Timber Ltd

“Sheerness is the perfect location to service our southern based customers with the site consisting of over 400 acres, and a constant 11m of water on all its berths. The potential for further growth with existing and new customers makes for a very exciting new chapter in the continued expansion of Rowlinson Timber Ltd”.

Andrew Hunter  (Sales Manager – London Medway) Peel Ports – Medway

 “We are pleased to welcome Rowlinson Timber Ltd to the Port of Sheerness, the UK’s premier import and export hub for forest products. The new facility will enable Rowlinson Timber to reach their customers from a strategic location in the South East and deliver their aspirations for business growth”. 

Rowlinson Timber Ltd is also pleased to confirm that alongside the new port operation in Sheerness and in conjunction with Peel Ports, our own high-pressure timber treatment facility will also operate from the port.

This advanced and impressive 28m plant, which is supported by Lonza Wood Protection, is equipped with the very latest technology to ensure all our timber products are pressure preservative treated in compliance with the use class specifications defined in EN335:2013 and to meet the requirements of BS 8417.

Lonza’s latest generation TANALITH Wood preservative, incorporating award winning BARamine application technologies, provides premium protection results for our timbers and has full Biocidal Products Regulation approval.

The treatment plant has a huge annual cubic metre volume capacity which we are confident will attract vital services for Third Party Customers as well as maintaining our own landed stock requirements across our complete product range.

Along with our new port operations at Sheerness Rowlinson Timber Ltd will continue to manage its northern hub from P.D Ports, Groveport in North East Lincolnshire.

Geoff Lippitt (Business Development Director) PD Ports

“We are pleased to be continuing our long term and much-valued relationship with Rowlinson Timber as port of choice to serve their northern markets from our operations at Groveport. This latest move to provide better geographical coverage for Rowlinson’s southern customers will undoubtedly further strengthen and enhance the existing first-class services provided.”