Thursday 21st Feb 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Norbert expands Bury St Edmunds for specialist services

Norbert Dentressangle is expanding its Bury St Edmunds distribution centre to incorporate a local platform for its specialist services operation, which makes non-standard deliveries of high value, fragile, bulky or time sensitive consignments.

Bury St Edmunds becomes the fourth site the company has invested in for its Specialist Services business in the last three years, following investment at its Wakefield centre in West Yorkshire in March. In addition, it opened a new facility at Taunton, Somerset, in 2013, followed last year with a new national distribution centre at Brownhills, near Walsall.

The new sites will handle bulky or sensitive items such as air conditioning, professional catering and refrigeration, vending and telecommunications equipment.

Comprised of a 55,000sq ft space, the Bury St Edmunds facility will accommodate 16,000 sq ft of warehousing and transport links East to West via the A14 and A11.

Dave Finnie, director of dedicated contracts and specialist services at Norbert Dentressangle Transport and Distribution UK, said: “Towards the end of April the new operational platform at Bury St Edmunds will go live with the specific objective of improving our geographic coverage in East Anglia.