Exeter-headquartered independent wholesale electrical business Devondale Electrical has expanded its premises in Taunton and given the branch an upgrade at the same time.
The business at Priory Industrial Estate has doubled in size after the adjoining unit was purchased.
Branch Manager, Steve Priddle said: “We have been based at Priory for over twenty years, and have known for some time that it would benefit Devondale to have more space for the branch.
“When the next-door unit became available it seemed an ideal opportunity, meaning we could stay in our established location,” he added.
Devondale knocked the two units into one to provide additional storage and new office space, giving more room for manufacturer displays and a greatly extended customer counter. During the refurbishment, a suspended ceiling was installed – and the company used some of its best-selling products for the LED lighting.
Both the existing and additional premises also underwent extensive refurbishment to reflect the rebranding that Devondale has introduced across its branch network over the past year, which includes new livery for delivery vehicles. The new branding emphasises the company’s ethos as a trusted partner for trade clients and members of the public alike.
Devondale Managing Director, Paul Wood said: “The expansion of our Taunton branch is the latest in a series of developments within the company enabling us to provide an enhanced service to customers.
“We are proud to be an independent business with the flexibility this gives us in sourcing the best products and prices for our customers.”
Major supply projects in the Taunton area for Devondale include the refitted brasserie at the popular Castle Hotel and a dental surgery in Bridgewater that has switched to LED lighting throughout.
Devondale has eleven branches across the South West, with the company’s recent expansion into Dorset.
Image: L-R Rob Gee, Branch Manager Steve Priddle, Assistant Manager Lucas Hockaday