No deal fear underlines need for business flexibility
11 February 2019
Over the past 18 months, businesses have been advised to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome to preserve supply chains. Aganto MD Andy Butters recommends taking advantage of the flexibility of temporary industrial buildings.
“As Brexit uncertainty continues, so does the lack of clarity for the logistics sector. We know companies have begun stockpiling due to EU import fears, and to compound matters there is a shortage of storage capacity in the UK. In an unpredictable economic climate, adaptability and agility will always be a major success factor," he says.
"To this end, many companies are investing in temporary and relocatable storage. Aganto buildings provide instant space, are fully compliant for structural safety and can be built at a fraction of the cost and time of permanent buildings. Available for hire and purchase, they’re a fast and cost-effective alternative.”
In addition, he growing popularity of online shopping is continuing to drive an upsurge in demand for warehousing, with more than half of the space in the UK now used by retailers, according to research firm CRBE. By 2020, demand for UK warehousing may exceed supply, and although new warehouse facilities are being built, suitable locations with good transport links are at a premium. This has led to some logistics firms using a greater number of smaller warehouses with closer proximity to residential areas.