We are increasing our logistics hub network, to meet increasing customer demand and support the needs of retailers and brands expanding their online activity, with a new 150,000 sq. ft. facility at London Medway.
With eCommerce forecast to account for 53% of retail sales by 2028 our investment is driven by the continuing growth of online sales and more customers seeking integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions, that seamlessly combine eCommerce channel management.
Contracts have been exchanged and construction commenced last month on the strategically located London Medway development, which is due for completion at the end of 2020.
Located in the strategic Kent and Medway growth corridor, an area that has benefitted from substantial investment in road and rail infrastructure, the new facility will leverage the Lower Thames Crossing, to create a new economic route from the London deep water ports and Dover via the M2 to the Midlands.
The new facility will incorporate multiple mezzanines, to maximise storage and operational capability, by adding a further 225,000 sq. ft of capacity, for automation, eCommerce order picking and fulfilment.
London Medway Commercial Park is strategically located with quick access to the M2, M25 and national motorway network, while the container and RoRo ports of London Gateway, Tilbury, Dover and Felixstowe are all within easy reach.
Steve Hicks, Contract Logistics Director North Europe, for Noatum Logistics. “Noatum’s distribution capability integrates with our International supply Chain (ISC) product to provide customers with a true end-to-end supply chain solution.”
“Purchase order, vendor and freight management, segues into contract logistics and eCommerce solutions, with full visibility and granular reporting.”
“Continued growth of online sales will drive demand for pick and pack space, which is why we are forecasting that this new development will be filled shortly after completion and will almost entirely be taken over by existing customers.”
“When fully operational, the new Noatum Logistics facility will be capable of processing 50,000 + pcs a day, equivalent to 3 million + parcels a year.”
“Demand for this integrated supply chain solution, particularly for eCommerce channels, is already significant and will get stronger, which is why we will commit to further investment, as suitable opportunities are identified.”
Andy Martin, Managing Director– North Europe, Noatum Logistics. “The value of the acquisition of MIQ Logistics by Noatum Logistics, and their commitment to the UK business, has been underlined by the investment into the Medway development.”