International transport and logistics provider cargo-partner is opening its first warehouse facility in the UK, marking a significant milestone in its strategic expansion plans.

The new 4,460 m² warehouse facility is located next to one of cargo-partner’s existing offices in Basildon. The company also has operational offices across Manchester, Bradford, and London.

The Basildon warehouse is equipped with dedicated areas for pallet racking, order picking/packing, and storage. It will be manned by a team of dedicated professionals, joining the business as part of a transfer of undertakings and adding significant expertise to cargo-partner’s workforce.

Fergal Keenan, cargo-partner managing director Ireland & UK, said: “We’re delighted to be continuing to deliver on our growth strategy, providing another great location for us to support our customers and partners.

”While we have always offered warehousing services through partners, the Basildon facility represents our first cargo-partner managed warehousing facility inhe UK. This strategic investment marks a significant milestone in our journey to provide end-to-end logistics solutions to our customers.”

Austrian-based cargo-partner’s expansion into Basildon and its new warehouse follows a period of rapid growth in Britain, with the company opening its fourth UK office opposite London Heathrow Airport in November 2023. It also has a presence in Dublin

The logistics provider also has a very strong presence in Central and Eastern Europe and has recently substantially invested in expanding its footprint in Western Europe.

The company has long-established branch offices in Germany, Benelux, Sweden and Ireland, but has more recently expanded its network into the UK, Italy and Spain, as part of a stratgey to be represented in the most important markets in the region. It has 4,000 employees and 160 offices in more than 40 countries.

The new Basildon warehouse joins a portfolio of modern cargo-partner warehouses around the world. cargo-partner operates a network of warehouses with a total of over 300,000 m² of storage space throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, and the USA.

Further significant logistics investments in Western Europe include the 10,000 m² iLogistics Center in Sottrum near Hamburg, Germany, as well as the 6,045 m² warehouse in Roermond in the Netherlands.