Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Dachser expands Northampton site

Dachser is expanding at Brackmills in Northampton with the purchase of a 16 acre site.
The new facilities which are due to open in March next year, include a 64,000 sq ft cross-dock, a 114,000 sq ft contract logistics warehouse, and 21,000 sq ft of office space.
Managing director Nick Lowe said: “The growth in our UK business has been significant over the past few years, and an expansion of our existing capacity was essential to sustain our development. By replacing our several facilities in Northampton with a brand new logistics centre on one site, we will be able to operate very efficiently and maximise the opportunities for ourselves and our customers.’
The new premises will accommodate a 65 per cent increase in existing capacity for contract logistics and value-added services, as well as providing more than double the current size of cross-dock operation.
There is also a provision for a 26,000 sq ft extension of the cross-dock facility in the future.