When George Abraham decided it was time to hand over the reins of Penwright, the successful shelving and racking business to his son Andy, they jointly decided it was time to find new premises. However they had no idea it would take two years.
Father and son knew they wanted somewhere spacious, accessible for customers and staff, with easy parking and a yard but had no fixed idea of where it should be, other than in Greater London.
“We wanted to remain in the capital as we are very proud of the fact that Penwright is London’s only official distributor of Dexion products,” said George.
Penwright has a long history with industrial and commercial storage market leader Dexion as George worked for the company for many years after he left his native Hungary. Over the past 30 years, Penwright has built an impressive list of clients that include Debenhams, Bombardier, Burberry, Middlesex University and numerous galleries and museums.
Space to grow
Having considered and rejected many other locations, Andy and George found what they were looking for and after extensive refurbishment, the company moved into its new base in Northampton Road in Enfield in March.
“The long search was worth it. We’ve got the space, stock, workforce and technical expertise all in house. We can truly say that we’re a one-stop shop for any client with a storage problem,” said Andy.