Jungheinrich's new North West England hub
Jungheinrich UK plans to consolidate its business operations in North West England into one central hub, centralising its logistics processes in the North within a state-of-the-art facility.
The new warehouse and office complex will be located at Mountpark Warrington Omega, north of Warrington, and is set to complete in July/August 2021. The facility will bring together Jungheinrich's four existing sites in the North West, providing additional training facilities for servicing, maintenance and sales, as well as the opportunity to scale for further growth in future years.
Luuk Snijders, managing director, Jungheinrich UK, says the investment highlights a long-term commitment to the UK as a market, and the North as a key region. "The centralised approach further enables us to train and invest in our staff, helping them to become the logistics experts of the future and underpinning our position as a top employer in the region."
In light of the changing economic and political landscape, Jungheinrich continues to invest in its own logistics processes to ensure that its asset and stock management is robust and remains seamless, despite changeable trading conditions. One key consideration was where to import and store its goods ready for distribution, while also maintaining lead times and minimising any delays from the EU post-Brexit. By centralising the Northern sites, this reduces any complexity, bringing imports for that location all under one roof.
Moreover, consolidating several sites provides the opportunity to create a warehouse with ultra-efficient intralogistics processes all designed and installed by Jungheinrich.
"The Northern central hub has allowed us to lead by example, creating our own warehouse and using our own products, processes and material flow analysis. This enables us to optimise every part of our logistics processes, and also acts as the ultimate demonstration and training suite for customers and staff with our entire product portfolio in one location," Snijders adds.