A British logistics specialist has invested £10 million in developing the greenest storage and distribution hub in central England to support the growth of European manufacturers and retailers.
The purpose-built carbon neutral warehouse from Midlands-based PGS Global Logistics Ltd is attracting strong interest from Europe due to its sustainable storage and distribution facilities.
The new warehouse has an A-rated energy performance certificate (EPC) and benefits from 500 energy generating solar panels, backed up by an industrial battery storage system.
The high specification warehouse will double PGS Global Logistics’ pallet storage capabilities from 15,000 to 30,000 and benefit from Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) pallet racking to maximize capacity.
Electric forklift trucks and a fully integrated market-leading warehouse management system have enabled the company to develop a facility for storage, picking and packing that is ideally suited to ecommerce and more traditional routes to market.
The warehouse will also act as a hub for same day and next day parcel distribution, pallet and full truck load deliveries to all areas of the UK, including the distribution centers of all major retailers.
By investing in renewable energy sources, PGS Global Logistics aims to generate enough electricity to be self-sufficient for approximately eight months of the year.
The bonded warehouse has been developed to serve European customers who want a centrally-located distribution center in the UK that can offset some of the carbon emissions from the supply chain and provide an end-to-end international solution via road, ocean and air.
About PGS Global Logistics
It’s been 25 years since MD Paul Eyles collected his first consignment from Carrs Tool Steels in Smethwick to deliver to London.
Since then, the business has grown and expanded with the same personal service, values and attention to detail as that first delivery. With over 100 vehicles and 200 members of the team, PGS Global Logistics is a logistics giant, but still remember why Carrs trusted us then and still trust us now to get their goods delivered intact and on time.
The close attention to detail and the sense of personal service that is only normally associated with a small family run business is the basis on which PGS Global Logistics and all its employees operate.
PGS Global Logistics takes time to listen to customers’ requirements, allowing us to offer a unique service, unbeatable by anyone else in the industry.
At PGS Global Logistics we take great pride in what we do and refuse to accept second best!