UTi Worldwide, the international logistics specialist, has expanded its operations in the UK with a new facility at Heathrow creating space for contract logistics activities as well as freight forwarding.
The 33,000 sq ft site, which will now serve as UTi’s main UK air and road facility, features X-ray screening, bonded storage, and refrigerated capabilities. Dangerous goods safety advisors will be present at the facility at all times.
In recent years UTi has expanded its gateway operation in the UK and the facility will be used for consolidation of air cargo to and from the other UK locations on a 24 hour, 7 day per week basis. In addition there will now be space for contract logistics activities to complement the current freight forwarding and customs brokerage operations. There will be in the region of 60 employees based at the new site.
Barbara Kearney, the company’s vice president, UK and Ireland, said: “Following a lengthy search for the right facility for our air operations close to Heathrow Airport, we are very confident that this new facility delivers on all fronts.
“The contemporary office combined with the state of the art warehouse ensures that our people enjoy a wonderful working environment, plus it enables us to provide even more services to our clients in a very efficient and responsible way.”
UTi Worldwide, based in Long Beach, California, last year had a turnover of $4.9 billion (£3.2 billion).