Europa Worldwide Group starts £60 million logistics project
Work has started on Europa Worldwide Group’s new £60 million, future-proofed 715,000 sq ft state-of-the-art, supersized logistics facility. Based at Midlands Logistics Park in Corby, (Northants) the scheme is due for completion in June 2020.
Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator with five divisions – Road, Air & Sea, Showfreight, Warehouse and its newly acquired Europa Contact Centre – and the new Corby site will become Europa’s largest facility in the UK.
This year, Europa Worldwide Group revealed record turnover (£180m) and profit (£5.2m) in its Annual Financial Results announcement, following an exceptional 12 months – the best in the company’s 50-year history. Going from strength to strength, the brand is expecting to see further growth in 2020.
Further to this, the leading logistics brand appeared in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for the second year running, ranking at 153rd in this year’s prestigious league table, climbing up 65 places from last year.
The new facility will be one of the “best in class” forming part of Europa Warehouse offering 3PL warehousing and logistics. Europa Warehouse already operates award-winning warehouse sites in Dartford Minworth (near Birmingham) and elsewhere in Northampton.
This new facility will double Europa Warehouse’s logistics portfolio and is being constructed to a high-quality institutional specification, including above market standard 18 metre heights to facilitate three floors of mezzanines.
Andrew Baxter, Managing Director at Europa Worldwide Group said: “We’re delighted to announce this huge investment in our logistics operation at a time of massive growth at Europa. This is the single biggest investment we have ever made since I acquired the business in 2013 and it demonstrates our ambition to strengthen our 3PL operation at a time of huge market growth particularly for e-commerce Logistics.”
This is the latest investment in Europa’s logistics operation following strong results by the award-winning team. Europa Warehouse delivers a cost-effective solution offering a range of value-added capabilities including e-commerce fulfilment, production services, inventory management, packing, labelling, special deliveries, final assembly, quality control and critical parts management. Europa also has a fully compliant contact centre, offering an extensive range of outsourced customer support by phone and digital platforms.
Europa Warehouse already supports a wide range of leading blue-chip clients and this new facility will enable it to enhance its services significantly.
Midlands Logistics Park in Corby has created 2,200 local jobs since 2015. Built on the site of a former British Steel quarry and latterly Stanion Plantation, Midlands Logistics Park covers 150 acres. Corby is an established and strategic industrial and distribution location in the heart of the East Midlands, and benefits from excellent connectivity due to recent road network upgrades.
The development has been agreed with Corby Land and Development Ltd, a joint venture between Mulberry Developments and Frogmore who will also develop out the facility. The main contractor is VolkerFitzpatrick. Europa is being supported by the team at Budworth Hardcastle (Property Consultants).
Europa Worldwide Group is the leading independent logistics firm which has gone from strength to strength and this year showcased record turnover and profit. It has been an exceptional 12 months for Europa Worldwide Group, the best in the company’s 50-year history in terms of turnover and profit. Europa employs over 900 staff and was recently featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for the second time. It is going from strength to strength, reaching a turnover of £180m last financial year, with further growth expected for 2019.
Europa Worldwide Group is a specialist road, air & sea, warehouse and showfreight operator employing more than 900 people across its 16 sites in the UK, as well as Hong Kong and Belgium with representation in 100 countries.