New Warehouse and New Look for Proper Music
Proper opens new warehouse in Dartford, quadruples capacity
Wednesday 6th December 2018, London: Proper Music Group today opens its new Dartford warehouse for operations, as the company’s new website goes live at www.propermusicgroup.com.
The move has involved transferring over five million units of stock, with 3.5 million transferred over a single weekend, and the independent distributor closed for business for one day only. 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, further improving capacity and efficiency across operations.
As Proper opens the brand new, custom built 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 revealed a comprehensive rebrand. This includes a new logo, and a slick, revamped website.
The move from the long-standing facility in Lower Sydenham follows another great year for Proper, with overall 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.”
About Proper Music Group
Its distribution arm, Proper Music Distribution – the largest totally independent distributor in the UK – is renowned for having the knowledge, experience and personal service of an independent specialist coupled with the reach and power of a major. The company represents over five percent of the UK physical recorded music market, handling over 1,000,000 titles at any time.
Latest accounts show the year to 31st March 2016 was one of Proper’s best yet with profits of over £280,000 – up from last year’s record figure – and an overall turnover of over £21 million.