Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Vantec opens £23m warehouse in Sunderland

Vantec Europe, which specialises in third party logistics services for the automotive industry, has opened a £23million, 436,000 sq ft warehouse at Hillthorn Business Park in Sunderland. The new warehouse solely handles logistics work for Nissan and Infiniti.

INFINITIIIII123In 2013 the company opened a 417,000 sq ft warehouse at Turbine Business Park in Sunderland, which handles Nissan logistics work.

“Our strategy is to get all the warehousing for Nissan as close to the plant as possible to reduce logistics costs,” said Martin Kendall, Vantec Europe managing director. “The long term plan allows us to deliver cost-effective logistics solutions to our customer.”

He added: “We will be able to create a further 120 jobs over the next couple of years due to the creation of Hillthorn, and we are still on target to create the 234 jobs by 2017 following the investment in Turbine Business Park.”