Europa starts work on £60m logistics project
Work has started on Europa Worldwide Group’s new £60m, future-proofed 715,000 sq ft state-of-the-art, supersized logistics facility. Based at Midlands Logistics Park in Corby, 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.
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.”