UK-based distributor Proper Music Group will this week open its new Dartford warehouse for operations.
The move has involved transferring over five million units of stock, with 3.5 million transferred over a single weekend.
The 100,000ft² site in Wilmington, Dartford more than quadruples Proper’s capacity, and will also introduce automated conveyor systems and a single-storey pick and pack space.
As Proper opens the warehouse’s doors to its international clients – which include The Orchard, Concord Music Group, Kobalt Music Group, Redeye Worldwide, Believe Distribution Services and many others – the company has also revealed a rebrand.
This includes a new logo, and a revamped website.
“We are now more equipped than ever to expand and develop our client roster, whilst further improving service efficiency to our existing clients.”
Drew Hill, Proper
The move from Proper’s long-standing facility in Lower Sydenham follows a year in which Proper posted annual turnover – up to 31 March 2016 – at a record figure of over £21 million.
Drew Hill, Managing Director of Proper Music Group, said: “The opening of our new premises in Dartford, along with the rebrand, mark an exciting step for Proper.
“We are now more equipped than ever to expand and develop our client roster, whilst further improving service efficiency to our existing clients. I couldn’t be prouder of our team and their hard work which has made this possible.”
Proper Music Group provides global physical and digital distribution in addition to artist and label services, publishing, online retail and its own record label.
The company represents over five percent of the UK physical recorded music distribution market, handling over a million titles at any time.Music Business Worldwide