News | Arvato | Gütersloh/Nottingham, 12/01/2021

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions Opens New Location In UK

Following the establishment of new distribution centers and the expansion of existing locations in several countries, Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is now expanding its capacities in the UK. Up to 300 jobs will be created in the new 25,000m² distribution center located between Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is expanding its capacities in the United Kingdom with a distribution center of approximately 25,000 m² at Segro Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway. The site is to be used as a multi-client hub for customers in the consumer electronics industry as well as the healthcare sectors and is also seen as a prospective investment in the future.

“We have defined the UK as a strategic growth market for us; we are already seeing great demand for our solutions and a strong increase, especially in the e-commerce sector,” explains Tobias Uthmann, Managing Director UK at Arvato Supply Chain Solutions. Demand for local logistics solutions in the UK has increased significantly in recent years according to Arvato Supply Chain Solutions, particularly as a result of Brexit. International brands are specifically looking for logistics partners with locations within the country in order to avoid complicated customs clearance and cross-border returns processes. In addition, there is the rapid growth in e-commerce and an increasing demand for shorter delivery times. The distribution center is strategically located on the road network between the cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester with direct access to the M1, which provides access to the entire United Kingdom. The site is adjacent to the A50 and A453 trunk roads and is just a few miles from the A42/M42 junction at J23A.