Kuehne + Nagel UK has opened a new overland hub at its East Midlands Gateway and it features 40,000 square feet of temperature controlled warehouse space for pharmaceuticals.
The development also includes 155,000 square feet of cross-dock area for general cargo, and the new flagship facility will provide the platform for the continued expansion of the company’s overland business.
Strategically located close to J24 of the M1 the new site will combine activities currently carried out in Birmingham and Nottingham and in total 270 employees will relocate to East Midlands Gateway.
Kuehne + Nagel UK overland director, Jim Hedderwick said: “With significant investment in new technology and a focus on colleague wellbeing our new site will be a great place to work. This supports our goal of being the best company to work for and the best company to work with.
“Our official opening was a perfect opportunity to show the new site to many of our valued customers and to demonstrate to them how the introduction of new technology will continue to support and add value to their businesses.”
The site will be fully operational by the end of April, and is the first completed structure at the East Midlands Gateway site.