Business expansion
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Shropshire and Staffordshire; Staffordshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.1 - Warehousing and storage

700 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 April 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


DIY retailer Screwfix will be opening a new distribution centre in Lichfield creating 700 new jobs. Screwfix, which is part of the Kingfisher retail group, has opened a number of new stores and requires this new facility to supply stock to the new outlets. The company currently operates around 500 stores across the UK. Work began on the site towards the end of 2016 and is scheduled to be completed sometime in the autumn of 2017. The location near Lichfield was selected due to its proximity to the motorway network. 


  • 13 April 2017: Lichfield Mercury


Eurofound (2017), Screwfix, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 90859, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90859.