Administrators at Solus have announced that a second distribution centre is to close, with the likely loss of more jobs.
The Rackheath, Norwich depot will cease operations next month, its fate matching that of the Edinburgh regional distribution centre
(RDC), which is due to shut in the next few days.
The loss-making garden and leisure wholesaler brought in administrators
from PwC on May 15. A week later 91 staff were made redundant from head office and following the closure of Solus' Tipton and West Bromwich warehouses.
Four of the job losses were in Edinburgh and 13 at Norwich. There are currently 14 employees at the Edinburgh centre and 19 employees at Norwich.
In a statement, PwC said: "PwC can now confirm that having further reviewed the ongoing requirements of the business, regrettably the Norwich RDC will close during July 2014. Solus will continue to seek to serve customers in the region but this will be done from the Midlands in future, and customers affected by this change are being contacted by the company to confirm ongoing arrangements.
"As the Edinburgh and Norwich RDCs are closing, further redundancies are likely. The administrators are consulting and working closely with employees affected by the closure to ensure they receive the support they need during this time.
"All staff at the company have been briefed and the administrators will work closely with them over the coming weeks as the business continues to operate as normal."
Tony Barrell, joint administrator and director at PwC said: "We would like to thank the employees for the continued support they've provided to [the] company during this difficult period and we will do everything we can to support them in the forthcoming weeks.
"Their contribution has helped us to get the business into as normal state as is possible. As a result, the company is trading well, with a good level of sales due to the support of suppliers and customers who are continuing to order and pay for product."
Throughout the administration process the administrators have remained confident of achieving a sale of Solus.