Europa Warehouse has moved into its new £60m state-of-the-art 3pl facility in Corby, Northants, on schedule.
Located on a 25-acre site at Midlands Logistics Park, the ground floor of the new Corby warehouse alone is equivalent to seven premier league football pitches with 715,000 ft2 dedicated to logistics and 100,000 pallet spaces.
Despite the impact of Covid-19 and a huge number of obstacles which this presented Europa’s construction team and partners completed the site, which is now operational.
The team has already won a substantial new client contract which means that the facility is reaching capacity.
Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator and Europa Warehouse is its specialist 3PL warehousing and logistics division.
This new facility doubles Europa Warehouse’s logistics portfolio and has been constructed to a high-quality specification, including above market standard 18 metre heights to facilitate three floors of mezzanines. To maximise the height of the building, racking has been built to nine levels and utilises the very latest VNA technology.
Despite the massive impact of Covid-19 bringing with it changes to regulations, working practices, and Government guidelines regarding social distancing the project remained on track.
Maria Torrent-March, Logistics Director comments: “We’re delighted to mark a great beginning for this amazing new state-of-the-art facility. I am hugely proud of the team for winning this major new contract and how everyone responded so positively in getting the facility ready.”
Andrew Baxter Managing Director at Europa Worldwide Group added. “We’re pleased to have completed Corby which has been made possible because of the team, both internally and our external partners.
“We want to say a special thank you for everyone involved in pulling together to help us with this project. This would not have been possible without the support of the developer Mulberry Developments and DWS our construction team VolkerFitzpatrick and Dominic Construction and fit out team Linde Material Handling UK as well as the professional and legal teams from Inspire (Health & Safety), Aston Lark (Insurance Broker), EMW Law and Eversheds. As well as continued support of the team at Budworth Hardcastle (Property Consultants).
“Despite the lockdown with all of its associated challenges every single department at Europa has worked tirelessly to open our new site. From the recruitment team hiring a brand-new team of 120, staff training, to designing and procuring IT and all of the operations. Well done to everyone for their spectacular achievements and efforts on this project.”
Midlands Logistics Park in Corby has already created 2,200 local jobs since 2015. Built on the site of a former British Steel quarry and latterly Stanion Plantation, Midlands Logistics Park covers 150 acres.
Europa Warehouse provides a range of value-added capabilities including e-commerce fulfilment, production services, inventory management, packing, labelling, special deliveries, final assembly, quality control and critical parts management. Europa also has a fully compliant contact centre, offering an extensive range of outsourced customer support by phone and digital platforms. It already supports a wide range of leading blue-chip clients and this new Corby facility enhances its services significantly.
Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator with six divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Showfreight, Europa Warehouse, Europa Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers. Europa was recently featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for the second time.