The booming e-commerce marketplace is transforming the supply chain, and at Sanderson Transport we’ve always looked ahead to stay one step ahead of change.
In recent years we’ve been adapting our business to keep pace with new trends, investing in warehousing facilities and infrastructure, securing double AA food standard accreditation, developing our people, and expanding our fleet.
With future-proofing in mind, we’ve now acquired a new site adjoining our existing warehousing facility in Sallow Road, Corby. With finance supported by Lloyds Bank, the new acquisition provides a fantastic blank canvas for the development of our business.
In the immediate future, it offers the opportunity to expand our warehousing by a significant 55,000 square feet, more than doubling our Corby capacity and increasing our overall warehousing space to more than 150,000 square feet. This is supported by 10,000 square feet of new office space.
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In addition to e-commerce fulfilment and distribution, our work within the food industry is now a key growth area. Part of the site will be re-developed over the next 12 months to be of a food standard, also supporting the massive development in the food manufacturing industry within Corby itself.
The new site also creates possibilities beyond warehousing, giving scope for overflow of our current transport and distribution operation in Market Harborough. 5.5 acres of land provides parking for up to 45 trucks. Add to this a vehicle weighbridge and space for a new HGV vehicle wash and we have the all-round facilities needed to extend capacity beyond Market Harborough when required.
The site also houses what was formerly Roquette’s ‘Corby Innovation Centre’ – a conference and meeting space. Ed comments: “We hope that we can put this facility to good use as a space for training and for community or industry collaboration.”
The new site is expected to create new jobs within the community, but for Sanderson’s existing staff it will help preserve our high standard in working conditions by creating efficiencies, and relieving pressures across our other sites. We hope that our investment in the future will offer a level of confidence and a sense of job security, as well as opening wider opportunities for career progression within Stephen Sanderson Transport.
This is fantastic news for Sanderson transport and for the community. Acquisition of the site at Sallow Road will help us deliver on our vision for the business and ensure we’re fit for the future. But we’re also delighted to be investing in Corby, and to be part of an exciting regeneration initiative in the area.