Friday 30th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Markham Vale DC for motor parts supplier

Ferdinand Bilstein UK, which makes parts for cars and commercial vehicles, is to open a 224,966 sq ft distribution centre at Markham Vale, situated between Nottingham and Sheffield close to the M1.

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From Left to Right: Ben Ward, director of Henry Boot Developments; Councillor Anne Western, leader of Derbyshire County Council; Paul Dodgson, operations director at Ferdinand Bilstein UK and Peter Storey, head of Markham Vale at Derbyshire County Council.

Bilstein, which is based at Ennepetal near Dusseldorf, acquired Kent-based Automotive Distributors in 2011, and now wants to consolidate operations at Markham Vale, which will become the base for FBUK’s distribution network.

Markham Vale is a joint venture between Henry Boot Developments and Derbyshire County Council.

Bilstein’s new distribution facility will be located on a 14.5 acre plot at Markham Vale North and is the first building to be developed on this part of the 200 acre site.

Operations director Paul Dodgson said: “We made the decision to move to Markham Vale as the development offers excellent transport links to the main motorway network, which was our key requirement. We also required a bespoke and high quality building to fit with the company brand and ethos, and we are confident that Henry Boot Developments can deliver this.”

Construction is due to start on site this month with practical completion expected by the end of the year.