Fast-growing logistics operator East Trans has made a £1.6m investment in a new, high-quality warehousing 40,000sq ft high-bay warehouse facility to capitalise on the rapid growth in online transactions, enabling the business to win a major new customer. The significant new contract is with a leading medical supplies company requiring secure, high-quality warehousing and reliable distribution across the UK. It is East Trans’ first move into “pick and pack” logistics – a growing market driven by consumers and businesses favouring the speed and convenience of online purchasing.
The new 8m high, heavy duty warehouse has a reinforced floor, offers flexibility of use and is built to food grade standards. As with all East Trans’ storage facilities, it also offers full fibre connectivity allowing customers remote access to multi-camera, high-definition CCTV feeds and real-time stock control data. The investment means East Trans can now offer customers a total of 200,000 sq ft of newly-built or recently refurbished warehousing over nine acres at Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire.
The site is close to the Humber ports and within an area with a strong manufacturing base, with 75% of the UK’s manufacturers, importers and exporters within four hours’ drive time. The new investment in the warehouse and pick and pack facilities will create at least 16 new jobs. The investment was also supported by a £136,000 Local Growth Fund grant from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, via North East Lincolnshire Council and administered by CR Parrott Consultants Limited.