Europa Worldwide Logistics, one of the largest privately owned distribution and logistics companies in the UK, is expanding its business operations by moving its Birmingham operations to a new purpose designed distribution and warehousing centre at ProLogis Park, Midpoint, Birmingham in August 2011. This new Europa Centre, will better serve existing and new customers.
At 155,000 sq.ft., the Centre will be five times larger than the existing operation and will allow growth objectives to be achieved for our West Midlands operations. The expansion will, over time, generate over 70 new jobs for the local economy.
The location is within a few minutes of the M6, M6 Toll and M42 and as such is the best connected park in the West Midlands, which is critical in achieving optimal transit times. In addition, our Centre at Prologis Park will be specifically adapted to our business needs and will be a state-of-the-art distribution and warehouse facility.
This is the second successful cooperation between ProLogis and Europa following a previous deal at Grange Park, Northampton, five years ago.
The new unit is designed to achieve an EPC ‘A’ and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and will be carbon neutral in construction, reinforcing Europa’s environmental approach when considering new developments.
Grenville Turner, Managing Director – Europe, said: “In our business, location is key. We looked at a number of options and Midpoint has the best location and will allow us to achieve our expansion ambitions and demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the service we provide to meet the needs of our customers now and in the future. Being able to design a facility specifically adapted to our business needs is a huge advantage and will enable us to achieve our strategic objectives.”
Europa Worldwide Logistics (www.europa-worldwide.com) is one of the largest privately owned Transport and Logistics companies in the United Kingdom, delivering cost-effective freight solutions since 1966.
With a strong presence in 100 countries across six continents, Europa provides a gateway to the rest of the world. Employing 430 people in the UK and operating over 475 scheduled departures per week to Europe by road, Europa delivers over 500,000 consignments a year across 30 European and Scandinavian countries.
Europa’s services are structured over seven operating divisions – European Express, UK Distribution, International Airfreight, International Seafreight, Project Forwarding, Showfreight Exhibition Services and 3PL Warehousing and Logistics – and are supported by a powerful network of global partners working to ensure our customers goods arrive on time.
Many businesses require added value services and we are able to offer them a complete logistics solution, covering all their requirements, within our operating divisions.
Europa’s sole purpose is to ensure we always deliver our promises to customers regardless of distance or urgency.
Europa Worldwide Logistics
Andy Kennedy – Managing Director – International
Tel: 01784 264000