Plant & Works Engineering
Jungheinrich UK announces plans for Northern Central Hub
Published:  24 November, 2020

Jungheinrich UK plans to consolidate its business operations in North West England into one central hub, thereby centralising its logistics processes in the North within a state-of-the-art facility to reflect its status as an industry leader in intralogistics.

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, commented: “This investment highlights our long-term commitment to the UK as a market, and the North as a key region, to support our operational processes around logistics warehousing, workshop facilities and support functions for Logistics Systems. 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. Environmental considerations have also been a significant factor in the creation of the central hub. Not only is the facility engineered to support energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction, but by optimising logistics processes in the North, Jungheinrich will significantly reduce its truck movements between multiple sites, in turn, lowering its carbon footprint. This all helps contribute to Jungheinrich’s overall drive to reduce its energy consumption on an annual basis.

Snijders added: “We’re enormously proud to be announcing our ambitious plans for 2021 that will help to support our customer base in the most efficient way, guaranteeing availability and the highest degree of product performance and most importantly – enhancing the customer experience. Our continued investment in the UK highlights our commitment to long-term sustainable growth within the market and our vision of becoming the number one intralogistics company.”