Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s outstanding road and motorway links mean that virtually the whole of the UK can be reached within legal HGV driver hours from the south coast ports to the Scottish Lowlands, making it the perfect location for your national distribution operations.
Having so many logistics-friendly sites (Chatterley Valley, Hadleigh Park, Meaford Business Park, Kingswood Lakeside Employment Park, Bericote Four Ashes, Lichfield Park, Fradley Park/ProLogis Park Lichfield and Centrum 100) near to major roads and motorways including the M6, M6 Toll and the M1 accessed via the M42, A42 and the A50, makes it easy to serve national customers from a base in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
With Manchester and East Midlands Airport close by, and the Port of Liverpool an hour away, there are plenty of international freight options for exporters. For example, JCB’s newest logistics hub in Newcastle-under-Lyme will employ 300 people and serve its factories in the UK, Germany and Brazil.
Our workforce includes all the skills and experience you’ll need. The workforce catchment area around South Staffordshire includes almost 100,000 people in logistics roles; while in North Staffordshire’s catchment there are more than 50,000.
Major distribution operations here include Alliance Boots; Amazon; APC Overnight; Argos; Asda George; FedEx; Geopost; Marks & Spencer; New Look; Pets at Home; Sainsbury’s; Screwfix Direct; Tesco; TK Maxx; Unilever and Waterstones.
“As the UK’s largest independent parcel carrier, the road network is absolutely imperative to our overall operation and it is thanks to basing our headquarters in Staffordshire that we can provide a next day service to customers in every corner of the country.
“We have over 115 independent delivery firms feeding into our national sortation centre every night, so the great road links boasted by our central facility mean that we’re not only able to process and dispatch thousands of parcels efficiently, but we’ve also been able to grow our business extremely effectively over the last 21 years.
“With simple links to so many of the country’s major motorways and an extremely committed workforce, Staffordshire really is a fantastic location for any logistics-based organisation.”
Jonathan Smith, CEO at APC Overnight
For more information on APC Overnight, visit www.apc-overnight.com
"The centre will play an important role in fulfilling orders for customers in the UK, Europe and all over the world."− Arthur Valdez, Vice President of Operations, Amazon.co.uk