Bibby Distribution is to lay down a major marker of long-term business confidence with the opening of a flagship depot in Wakefield in Q1 2016.
The national, family-owned 3PL is to commence operations from a 280,000 sq ft facility located at G Park at Junction 31 on the M62, a move that will significantly grow Bibby Distribution’s service capability and reach. The long-term investment will act as a distribution hub for a variety of national retailers and grocers.
The new depot will provide more than 100 jobs for a variety of warehouse staff and drivers, with more than 90 commercial vehicle assets to operate from Bibby Distribution’s facility. G Park also provides storage for around 39,000 pallets of goods.
Operations are scheduled to begin in Q1 with two major grocery retailers expecting to be the first to benefit from the improved facilities, extra capacity and ease of access the new depot provides, in the heart of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.
Nigel Tullett, Director of Corporate and Strategy Development at Bibby Distribution, says: “The new facility at G Park is a crucial strategic development that will allow us to better serve our major flagship customers across the North of England. Bibby Distribution G Park will be a vital hub for our operations for many years to come.”
Tullett adds: “This new facility, the most modern ever operated by Bibby Distribution, is a milestone in our business growth, reflecting our confidence in the future of our operations.”
Notes to editors:
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.
Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,500 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space.
The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.
The company is part of the £1.4bn-turnover Liverpool-based Bibby Line Group, a 200 year old family owned business-to-business services specialist. It is involved in ship-owning and operation, shallow water accommodation, offshore oil and gas services, contract logistics, financial services, memorial parks, employment law, health & safety advisory services, specialist plant & equipment hire and retail.
Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ.
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