- Ziegler UK Ltd., an international transport and logistics specialist, has signed a lease on an ambient warehouse at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park
- The company’s UK head office will be sited at the 95,000 sq ft logistics facility, integrated with DP World London Gateway’s port to ensure a more flexible, reliable and sustainable supply chain
- The facility will be handed over for occupation in April 2020.
Ziegler UK Ltd., a growing, multi-modal logistics company, has taken a long-term lease on an ambient distribution facility at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park.
The 95,000 sq ft warehouse will be the location for its London-centric logistics hub, handling import and export consignments, and will serve as home to its UK headquarters.
Ziegler UK Ltd. will offer its customers a range of value-added services from the site, facilitating customs processes, deconsolidation of goods and providing an all-encompassing supply chain service that matches ever-evolving global market demands.
The move represents further growth for the global transport company, which already operates multiple sites in 15 countries, making it possible to offer a responsive and flexible local service across all aspects of the supply chain.
The decision to locate at DP World London Gateway’s trade enabling hub – a state-of-the art port and rail terminal on the same site as a landbank for the development of warehousing – will maximise Ziegler’s customers’ true cost-to-serve and drive a more agile and reliable supply chain.
The onward distribution centre will handle a wide range of products arriving at DP World London Gateway Port from a number of countries around the world, facilitating flow management right to their final location.
Lee Marshall, Managing Director of Ziegler UK Ltd., said: “We’re committed to meeting our customers’ expectations at a local and regional level by offering the most responsive, agile and reliable logistics service from factory to point of sale.
“Our newest facility at DP World London Gateway’s Logistics Park is in an unrivalled location, not only right beside DP World’s state-of-the-art deep sea port and rail network, but in close proximity to London, the South East and all major access roads. This will allow us to continue to facilitate the fast, global flow of goods and save our clients’ money, while also ensuring a more sustainable supply chain that reduces carbon emissions and protects the environment.
“The best in class building will provide a range of bespoke customer solutions including value-added services, from bespoke packaging to customs related formalities and fiscal representation, providing, as always, a personalised service for our clients.”
The new centre – designed to suit Ziegler UK Ltd.’s exact requirements – is being built by Readie Construction. Work has started and the facility will be handed over for occupation in April 2020.
Planning consent was achieved just 24 days after submission thanks to an enterprising Local Development Order, which enables Thurrock Council to give developments the go-ahead within 28 days as long as the application meets set criteria.
Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director, DP World London Gateway said: “I am delighted to welcome Ziegler UK Ltd. to our growing logistics hub. I am confident that by bringing together different parts of the supply chain in one location, this forward-thinking organisation will be able to surpass the needs and expectations of its clients.
“Ziegler UK Ltd. is the latest business to recognise the value of this location and its ability to drive business growth by ensuring the fastest, most reliable transit of goods across the globe for its customers.
”Occupying a port-centric position will significantly reduce truck miles, reducing container inbound and repositioning costs as well as lowering the impact of carbon emissions on the environment.”