22 May 2024, 12:42
By Furniture News Feb 18, 2022

Flat-pack supplier acquires new distribution premises

Lassic Group, a leading UK supplier of flat-packed furniture and home furnishings, has acquired sizeable new distribution premises in Cleckheaton, in a move which will create up to 50 new local jobs.

Located on Bradford Road in Cleckheaton, the facility was previously home to Westex Flooring, which has relocated to Dewsbury.

Lassic is a family-owned business with existing UK distribution facilities in Bradford and Brighouse, as well as staff and manufacturing bases in the Far East and South America. The company sources, imports and distributes a large range of household products and furniture to both national and independent retailers throughout the UK and Europe.

Suresh and Raj Handa of Lassic say: “We are absolutely thrilled with our new freehold purchase. The highly sought-after site boasts 175,000 sqft of warehouse capacity and now gives Lassic Group access to three warehouses with over 400,000 sqft of total warehouse space. This will allow us to add more products to our portfolio, which allows our business to expand and grow to the next level to become one of leading furniture suppliers in both the UK and EU.

“The transaction will create up to 50 new jobs for the area, taking our total head count to around 150 members of staff."

Lassic was represented by property consultancy Gent Visick (GV), as well as Schofield Sweeney, which provided legal advice. The premises were marketed by Michael Steel & Co.

Paul Mack, director at GV, comments: “The Westex Building provided a very rare opportunity to acquire the freehold interest in a large-scale distribution facility just off the M62 motorway. We are therefore delighted to have advised Lassic Group on this transaction, whilst working alongside Schofield Sweeney.”

Pardeep Khela, associate at Schofield Sweeney, adds: “I am thrilled to get this deal over the line and achieve a great result for the Lassic Group. The site itself is quite complex and involved calling upon our property, banking and environmental expertise to ensure a swift completion. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Lassic Group, GV and HSBC UK Bank on this job, and wish the Lassic team all the best with their purchase.”

Pictured: Lassic Group’s directors, brothers Suresh and Raj Handa

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