A leading Norfolk logistics firm has invested more than £5m into new premises in Swaffham, Norfolk, to diversify the firm’s services and meet the growing demand of the business.
Ge-Be Transport, a member of the Palletways network and a well-established family-run player in the Norfolk logistics sector, has recently expanded into a new 435,600 sq ft. site.
The state-of-the-art facilities are tailor-made and will allow the firm to offer warehousing and storage services for the first time, alongside the business’s core transport and Palletways operations.
The new facilities can accommodate more than 2,000 pallets and it’s already home to a number of high profile clients from the pet food, paper and catering equipment suppliers sectors. The new premise comes with a large forecourt area that can accommodate Ge-Be’s growing fleet of over 70 vehicles and 100 trailers. The new facility also boasts warehousing, pick and pack, under cover cross docking areas and offices.
More than 100 employees will work at the new depot and collectively, they will move in excess of 1,700 pallets a day. The warehouse will also use a new warehouse management and CRM system to optimise and improve efficiencies and improve consignment speeds.
Ge-Be Transport will retain its current facilities in Kings Lynn to service customers in and around the area whilst the new Swaffham facility will become the new headquarters to future-proof the business and meet the growing demand from customers across the region.
Commenting Carl Green, Managing Director for GE-Be Transport, said: “This is an exciting time for Ge-Be Transport. Opening the new facility marks an opportunity for us as a business to lay the first foundation to scale up and diversify our service offering over the years to come. This is a significant investment for us, and it is a fantastic opportunity for our customers to grow into this new space. We are inundated with interest and have already had some great responses from our existing customers. Paired with the latest technologies Palletways can offer, these facilities will open many doors for us as a business.”
Warwick Trimble, network director for Palletways UK, added: “Ge-Be Transport is a solid contributor towards the growth of Palletways UK in the East of England and this investment will continue to strengthen our network in the region. The firm’s recent success is testament to the hard work of the team and we look forward to celebrating their success over the months and years to come.”
Ge-Be Transport is one of over 120 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network, belonging to Imperial, a DP World company. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group, renowned for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.
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