CitySprint, which has been operational in Birmingham for over a decade, has today announced the relocation of their local business to a new site — located at Unit 59-61 Melchett Road, Kings Norton Business Park, B30 3HP.
The new site boasts 14,000 sq/ft of warehousing space — a 300% increase in storage capacity compared to their old Birmingham location. The warehouse is enabled with CitySprint’s cutting edge warehouse management software to support businesses with their local and national growth requirements.
The relocation also means that CitySprint — whose business includes a healthcare logistics arm, CitySprint Health — is now located closer to major Birmingham hospitals and healthcare facilities. This will enable them to better help their existing healthcare clients, create new healthcare opportunities and support the growing demand for healthcare logistics and supply chain needs across the Midlands.
The wide range of vehicles – including small and large vans, transits and lutons – available at the Birmingham location also means CitySprint is in a prime position to support local businesses, no matter their needs. Not only this; understanding the importance of low-emissions vehicles, CitySprint’s fleet also includes an electric van, which has travelled 4,907 green miles since December 2020, whilst completing work across almost all sectors. The new site has been fitted with e-charging facilities to support the growing demand for zero-emission delivery solutions as the region moves closer to the launch of the Birmingham Clean Air Zone in June 2021.
Alongside the launch of the new site, CitySprint are also investing in local talent and are looking to recruit across courier and sales roles. In fact, in the first six weeks of 2021, CitySprint has seen Birmingham website traffic up by approximately 40%, with courier applications increasing 300% compared with the same period in 2020, showing great demand for positions in the area.
Mark Philipson, CitySprint’s Regional Manager for the Midlands commented: “For over 10 years we have been working in the Birmingham area — always looking to provide the best possible delivery experience to our customers from start to finish. Our new warehouse location, combined with our local knowledge, experience and expertise, will help us deliver a fast, flexible and convenient service to our clients in the Midlands which, in turn, will enable them to better meet the needs of their customers. It will also mean we’re in the best position possible to help our traditional customer base as they unwind from lockdown and requirements increase from manufacturers shipping parts and priority documents for city centre professional services companies.”
In recent months CitySprint has seen increased demand from local businesses like fresh produce providers and high-end restaurants, alongside IT relocation services where colleagues are moving between home and office. And as businesses continue to pivot and work in new ways in response to the global pandemic, this expanded local offering will give them the logistics support they need.