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Just what the doctor ordered

[ August 21, 2017   //   ]

Humberside logistics operator East Trans has invested £1.6m in a 40,000sq ft, high-bay warehouse to cater for rapid growth in online has won a new UK-wide contract with a medical supplies and is East Trans’ first move into “pick and pack” logistics.

The new 8m high, heavy duty flexible warehouse has a reinforced floor and is built to food grade standards. It also offers full fibre connectivity allowing customers remote access to multi-camera, high-definition CCTV feeds and real-time stock control data.

East Trans can now offer customers a total of 200,000 sq ft of newly-built or recently refurbished warehousing over nine acres at Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire.

The business is owned by managing director Paul Hickling and director Peter Aarosin and was acquired 11 years ago from Icelandic-owned international transportation company Eimskip, which remains an important customer of the company.

Since then, East Trans has grown to more than 100 HGVs and over 160 trailers, with annual revenues of £18m.

Paul Hickling said: “This is a major, long-term investment for the business. It enhances our ability to serve existing and new customers requiring reliable, secure and cost-effective logistics and underpins our position as the leading company in the Humber region for high-class warehousing.

“Although the Humber is an important hub for logistics, there is very limited availability of high-class, modern storage facilities such as this around the estuary.

“The new warehouse is equipped to the latest standards and is technically far superior to many other facilities – in some cases storage amounts to no more than a big box in a field or on an industrial estate.”

Peter Aarosin added: “As trusted warehousing and distribution partners we can meet that need, giving our customers peace of mind that their stock management and deliveries are in very good hands.

“The full fibre connectivity on site also means they have their own online window into the warehouse. The client can see at all times the efficiency and accuracy of the pick and pack operation and that their stock is being managed professionally and carefully. It’s as good as them being on site.”

East Trans logistics, Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, 26 July, 2017. Pictured: