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DB Schenker adds key foothold in England’s northwest

DB Schenker has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Trafford, Manchester

International logistics and supply chain giant DB Schenker has successfully opened its new Manchester facility, indicating a long-term commitment to the Greater Manchester region.

The more than 50,000 square foot warehouse and office space is a TAPA A, AEO and customs approved facility, and has been equipped with solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations to both increase energy efficiency and reduce the site’s carbon footprint.

The $21 million site is a purpose-built freehold located on 2.3 acres of land and is the latest development in the organisation’s continued commitment to sustainable development and expansion across the UK and Ireland.

DB Schenker CEO UK and Ireland cluster Aaron Scott says the placement of the Trafford-based facility will help improve the organisation’s strengthening foothold England’s north-west.

“This investment reflects our long-term commitment to the region and will support a broad range of industry verticals, highlighting our dedication to providing comprehensive solutions for our customers,” Scott says.

“Our team in the north have worked tirelessly to bring this multi-modal hub of innovation and efficiency to fruition.

“We are pleased to contribute to the economic development of the region, creating job opportunities and fostering growth. Our new facility will not only enhance our operational capabilities but also reinforce our position as a key player in the market.

“We look forward to the continued success and growth this investment will bring, benefitting both DB Schenker and the wider community.”

The new facility is DB Schenker’s 19th facility across the United Kingdom and Ireland, with the organisation boasting more than 1850 locations worldwide.

It is the second to be opened in England’s northwest, alongside the existing Middlewich facility, and Trafford Council Leader Tom Ross welcomed the company’s addition to the borough’s business landscape.

“I’m delighted that DB Schenker has chosen Trafford Park for its strategic UK expansion given it is already home to numerous world-famous names across the business sector,” Ross says.

“This is a momentous occasion that will attract millions of pounds of investment into the borough – and it is also testament to the company’s commitment to the Greater Manchester area.

“We have a strong and thriving business community in Trafford, with great transport links and a skilled workforce making it one of the most successful and economically competitive areas within Greater Manchester.”

The presence of an x-ray machine for local air freight screening means cargo will be allowed to depart from Manchester Airport, and Trafford looms as a key facility for various industries including industrial, aerospace, retail, healthcare and renewables.

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