DB Schenker has officially opened its £11m purpose-built facility at Trafford Park and has pledged its commitment to the Greater Manchester economy.

Located on a 2.3-acre site, the company said its new logistics hub underscored its strategic expansion across the UK and Ireland.

Aaron Scott, DB Schenker chief executive UK & Ireland, said: “This investment reflects our long-term commitment to the region and will support a broad range of industry verticals, highlighting our dedication to providing comprehensive solutions for our customers.

“Our team in the north have worked tirelessly to bring this multi-modal hub of innovation and efficiency to fruition.”

Trafford Council leader Tom Ross opened the building and welcomed the business to the city: “It was an honour to be invited to open this new multi-million-pound transportation and contract logistics hub here in Trafford,” he said.

“This is a momentous occasion that will attract millions of pounds of investment into the borough – and it is also testament to the company’s commitment to the Greater Manchester area.”

DB Schenker's new Trafford logistics facility

DB Schenker’s new Trafford logistics facility

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The new building features solar panels on the roof and is equipped with electric vehicle charging stations for use by DB Schenker vehicles, colleagues and visitors.

It is also equipped with an x-ray machine for local airfreight screening, enabling cargo to depart from Manchester Airport.