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Ziegler to open London Gateway site

[ November 14, 2019   //   ]

The UK arm of Belgian-headquartered forwarding and logistics company Ziegler has taken a long-term lease on an ambient distribution facility at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, due to be completed in April 2020.

The 95,000 sq ft warehouse will be its London logistics hub, handling import and export consignments as well as its its UK headquarters.

Ziegler UK will offer services including customs, deconsolidation and supply chain services.

The Ziegler Group operates sites in 15 countries, and the new distribution centre will handle products arriving at London Gateway from around the world through to final destination.

Managing director of Ziegler UK, Lee Marshall, described the new as “an unrivalled location, not only right beside DP World’s state-of-the-art deep sea port and rail network, but close to London, the South East and all major access roads. This will allow us to continue to facilitate the fast, global flow of goods and save our clients money, while also ensuring a more sustainable supply chain that reduces carbon emissions and protects the environment.

“The best in class building will provide a range of bespoke customer solutions including value-added services, from bespoke packaging to customs related formalities and fiscal representation, providing, as always, a personalised service for our clients.”

Planning consent was achieved in 24 days after submission thanks to a Local Development Order, which enables Thurrock Council to give developments the go-ahead within 28 days as long as the application meets set criteria.

Park development director at DP World London Gateway, Oliver Treneman, added: “Ziegler UK Ltd. is the latest business to recognise the value of this location and its ability to drive business growth by ensuring the fastest, most reliable transit of goods across the globe for its customers. Occupying a port-centric position will significantly reduce truck miles, reducing container inbound and repositioning costs as well as lowering the impact of carbon emissions on the environment.”