East Midlands-based Carlton Forest 3PL has concluded Q1 of 2021 by topping one million sq ft in warehouse space.
The company revealed ambitious growth plans last year and has almost doubled its facilities in just seven weeks after acquiring three separate sites at Bawtry Park near Doncaster (pictured), a site previously occupied by DHL.
“Our Q1 targets have been met, and exceeded, and we are now in an amazing situation, working with so many new and existing customers to deliver our bespoke logistics and supply chains solutions that are exactly what the market needs at the moment,” said Carlton Forest 3PL MD Adam Jones.
“The acquisitions at Bawtry Park have allowed us to support customers with their needs for both racked and bulk storage, yet also allow us space to grow a little more before we embark on the next phase of our strategic development plan.”
The new sites at Bawtry Park join an existing portfolio of warehouses – 125,00sq ft at Hellaby and 170,000sq ft in Barnsley, both in South Yorkshire, and its original headquarters – 250,000sq ft in Worksop, North Nottinghamshire.
“The last 12 months has highlighted how important the supply chain is and our facilities are located in the midst of a centre for excellence where logistics is concerned with the Rail Port and i-port both in Doncaster,” Jones added. “It is a great place that we find ourselves in and we look forward to working with our wider industry to ensure the supply chain and logistics industry continues to prosper and support businesses across the UK.”
The growth of the business has resulted in the creation of 25 long-term and 50 short-term jobs in the local community.