Large-scale growth has seen AFS triple the size of its Wetherill Park operations following a branch relocation in May.
The move from the old Canley Vale Road branch to the new location at Unit 2, 472 Victoria Street in Wetherill Park is a huge step forward for AFS according to Kerry Cartwright, operations manager AFS NSW.
“We are all excited about the branch size and layout as it will make things so much more customer friendly,” Cartwright said.
“With the layout of the new branch customers can now see most of the product range on show.
“Along with centralising other facets of the business, it will also assist with delivering into our wide metropolitan customer base.”
The move is the second relocation the Wetherill Park branch has undergone due to growth, having been at the previous Canley Vale Road branch for just eight years. The Wetherill Park team managed the move to the new location in just three business days with business resuming as normal at the new branch on Monday, May 8. Wetherill Park branch manager, Stuart Gale, said customers have been amazed at the size of the new branch.
“We are now able to carry all the stock that customers require and customers are impressed with the additional stock they are already seeing,” Gale said.
Craig Hildebrand, general manager of AFS in NSW, said the success of the Wetherill Park branch was thanks to the dedication of staff.
“It is the dedication of not only these employees, but all AFS employees that create a culture that affords AFS to continue to be ‘The Force in Flooring’,” Hildebrand said.
In addition to celebrating the new branch, the Wetherill Park team is also preparing to celebrate two long-serving employees. In June admin and accounts officer Jimaima Chand will have been with AFS Wetherill Park for 20 years.
“I love AFS and the people I work with,” Chand said. “I love what I do here as I am involved in so many different roles and different responsibilities.”
Cartwright is another long-serving member of the team having been with AFS for 14 years.
“Over the years I have seen a lot of new products come in and some suppliers go, and I was once told, you will learn something new each day working in the flooring industry,” Cartwright said.
The new Wetherill Park branch can be found at Unit 2, 472 Victoria Street Wetherill Park. It is open Monday-Friday from 7am to 4pm. Phone: 02 9756 4681 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org