Pallet-Track has invested £10 million in a regional hub serving the north of England.
The 70,000 sq ft site at Ashton-in-Makerfield near Wigan will initially create 20 new jobs. The company said it would be used by about 30 of its 80 members reducing long hauls and empty running.
It is also aimed at optimising productivity at its 276,000 sq ft central hub in Wolverhampton.
Nigel Parkes, founder and managing director of Pallet-Track, said: “This is our first stand-alone hub development in the north of England which is important because it secures our future development in this important region and allows us to manage volumes and flow in a more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way.”