Manchester is the preferred distribution hub for global companies like Adidas; Argos; JD Sports; Kellogg’s; L’Oréal; Next; Office Depot; Procter and Gamble; and major logistics firms like Kuehne & Nagel and Wincanton. We have more motorways than any other UK city and more motorway junctions, many with development or expansion opportunities close by. Every major population centre, from London to Edinburgh, can be reached within a four-hour drive; and 60 million people and 60% of UK companies are within two hours.
Manchester Airport is 国际利来城home to the World Freight Terminal, the largest in the UK outside London. The terminal handles more than 170,000 tonnes of cargo each year and provides dedicated freight services to the North American and Asian markets. The terminal includes more than 60,000 square metres of warehouse and office space; 100 freight forwarders and agents on site; and an EU-approved Border Inspection Post.
The Manchester Ship Canal and Port of Liverpool are two dynamic international trading centres forming a single 44-mile seaway to the heart of the UK and Britain’s richest cargo-creating and -consuming region outside London.
For rail freight, there is Trafford Park Euroterminal which is part of plans to develop a multi-modal freight terminal which will double the capacity to enable container ships and 200,000 pallets of cargo to be handled at any one time.
We understand that logistics is more than forklifts and sheds, that’s why we have some of the brightest people in the industry studying supply chain management to master’s level at our universities. And with competitive operating costs and a wide choice of distribution parks, Manchester is the logical choice for logistics.
Manchester is a city that is committed to supporting new investors and helping existing companies to grow. MIDAS can signpost businesses towards the range of initiatives and provide guidance on funding to enable growth.
The services provided by MIDAS save businesses money, time and effort. By providing you with access to expert knowledge and local intelligence, we can ensure a faster and more successful move.
We can help you with:
• Research support and business case development
• Making introductions to local networks
• Recruitment and training support and advice
• Finding property solutions
• Relocation advice and assistance
• Post-investment marketing and PR support
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Global brands, SMEs and start-ups alike are thriving in Manchester thanks to the city’s outstanding connectivity, its international reputation for innovation and the wealth of expert talent available here. MIDAS – the city’s dedicated inward investment agency – has helped hundreds of businesses relocate to or expand into the city.
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