Lock Stock Self-Storage, which operates 18 container-based self-storage facilities in Wales, is helping a pure-water supplier expand its operation by leasing the company space at three of its locations. Spotless Water, which supplies filtered water for window cleaners, car-valet companies and other businesses, has opened outlets at Lock Stock facilities in Saltney and Wrexham, and plans to open a third in Shrewsbury, according to the source.
Spotless rents the space for its dispensers and pays for water and electricity. Its customers also receive 25 percent off storage-unit rentals. The newest dispenser, on Ruabon Road in Wrexham, weighs 12 tons and contains 10,000 liters of water.
“We’re expecting Shrewsbury to open soon, and there is plenty of potential for further expansion across our region, with our Llandudno Junction site also likely to be of potential interest, close to the A55 and with lots of hotels in the area,” said Jeff Woods, regional manager for Lock Stock.
Tim Morris, managing director for Spotless, launched the company after struggling to find the service for his own window-cleaning and car-valet businesses. He soon discovered pure water was also in demand for people who keep tropical fish. Spotless has more than 30 locations, with plans to roll out 450 in the next three years, the source reported.
“We are always looking to diversify and to react to the market, and working with Spotless Water is just another example of that,” said Lock Stock Director Nick Powell, who co-founded the company in 1998 with his brother, Shon Powell. “The business started because we reacted to a demand and it has grown in response to demand. We are always looking at ways we can diversify and maximize the resources we have. You can’t afford to stand still in business.”
Lock Stock tripled its capacity at its Ruabon Road facility last year, growing from 60 units to 180. The development was part of an ongoing expansion across the company’s facilities in North Wales.
Lock Stock is family-operated and owns 2,700 storage containers. Based in Denbigh, its properties are spread throughout 12 North Wales cities. The company also offers a van-hire business, Take Stock, at three of its locations, and sells fireworks at three others as well as online.
Business New Wales, Storage Company Helps Pure Water Water Supplier Continue Expansion