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Schenker opens Manchester hub

[ June 12, 2024   //   ]

DB Schenker has officially opened its new facility at Manchester Trafford Park. The £11 million freehold building  is located on a 2.3 acre site, and includes 47,500 square feet of warehousing and 7,500 square feet of office space and is TAPA A, AEO and customs approved.

It has solar panels on the roof, significantly reducing its carbon footprint and reliance on non-renewable energy sources. Additionally, the site is equipped with and electric vehicle charging stations. There is also an X-ray machine for local airfreight screening, to allow cargo to depart from Manchester Airport.

It will serve a number of industries including industrial, aerospace, retail, healthcare and renewables.

Chief executive of Schenker’s UK and Ireland cluster, Aaron Scott, said: “This investment reflects our long-term commitment to the region and will support a broad range of industry verticals, highlighting our dedication to providing comprehensive solutions for our customers.  Our team in the north have worked tirelessly to bring this multi-modal hub of innovation and efficiency to fruition.”
Openoing the new site, Trafford Council leader Tom Ross, leader added: “I’m delighted that DB Schenker has chosen Trafford Park for its strategic UK expansion given it is already home to numerous world-famous names across the business sector. We have a strong and thriving business community in Trafford, with great transport links and a skilled workforce making it one of the most successful and economically competitive areas within Greater Manchester. I will look forward to working alongside DB Schenker in the near future.”