A logistics firm’s decision to expand its operations has put the business on the right track.
Nicholson’s Transport opened an additional 15,000sq ft warehouse near Eaglescliffe at the end of 2015 to meet growing demand from customers.
The expansion immediately created three new jobs and eased pressure at its existing 55,000sq ft warehouse in Billingham.
Now, the new facility at the Durham Lane Industrial Estate is employing six staff after building up a strong customer base from firms wishing to outsource their logistics operations.
Managing Director David Nicholson said: “It had been clear for some time that we needed to expand beyond Teesside as we were picking up a lot of business around Darlington and County Durham.
“It’s an ideal size and in a convenient location for the road networks. We wanted the new site to bed in for a few months but it was vital that we took this decision and it’s very encouraging that we are picking up new customers all the time.”
A significant part of the warehouse services Nicholson’s pick and pack customers who want to outsource their logistics so they can ship goods quickly around the country without having to open their own warehouse.
Traders as diverse as bathroom suppliers and crisp and drinks manufacturers to online e-commerce traders have used the service. But now the site is fully operational, Nicholson’s has also started to use it as a logistics hub for transport deliveries across the country.
Nicholson added: “Many of our warehouse customers are growing businesses which have lots of stock but neither the time nor the space to be able to manage it effectively, giving it the attention it needs.
“For them, we are taking away the problem of how they process orders and get goods to their own customers safely and efficiently.”