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Dachser to build new UK site

08 March 2019

Dachser in the UK is to build a new 5,175 sq m logistics centre in Rochdale to replace its existing distribution facility. The development of the 3.7 hectare site represents a £14.4 million investment.

Since the acquisition of J. A. Leach Transport Limited in 2010, including the current site of Dachser operations in the North of England, business has grown five-fold, necessitating the warehouse expansion.

“Our significant investment is evidence of Dachser’s commitment to the UK market and our optimistic view on the future of both import and export trade with the rest of Europe,” commented Mark Rollinson, MD Dachser UK.

Located on the Kingsway Business Park adjacent to the Trans-Pennine motorway, the M62 at junction 21, the new facility will have 49 dock loading doors and an additional four level access doors. There will be an internal area of nearly 7,000 sq m, including office space.

“The Rochdale Logistics Centre is connected to the global Dachser network with daily direct freight services,” explains Gary Atkinson, branch manager Dachser Rochdale. “With this new construction, our location in the North of England is evolving into an important hub within Dachser’s European network. Ensuring that the new facility remained within Rochdale was an important consideration in the interests of the company’s workforce.”

Dachser UK currently employs a total of 448 people, 106 of whom are based in Rochdale.