Business Secretary Greg Clark has opened a completely new state-of-the-art distribution centre and office for Derbyshire-based logistics business ATL.
The company has seized around the growing rise in popularity of internet shopping which includes seen requirement for warehouse space surging in the last decade.
ATL has supported jobs in your community for Six decades, and so carries a workforce of around 220 people. In past times incomes alone, the corporation doubled in dimensions and its particular new 190,000 square foot centre will double the amount of businesses capability 32,000 pallets and support 50 further jobs – another showcase to the economic success within the Midlands Engine.
The Business Secretary said: “The Midlands is extremely important towards UK economy and home to a few of our most iconic and productive businesses. It’s actually a place with unique strengths and this also government is committed through our modern Industrial Tactic to turning it into a far better place to live, work, study and do the job, improving opportunities and excellence of life for people in the region.
“ATL is a great example of the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in the community and contains a proud history for a business run from the same family for Six decades, consistently delivering good jobs in the region while evolving and adapting over decades to make sure that it carries on thrive.”
ATL MD Jon Ward said: “It’s fantastic in order to showcase ‘ATL Midlands Hub’ along with individuals who helped to produce this happen and we’ve brought on for this journey.
“The Ascott family have completed a brilliant job in developing ATL from your local haulier into your thriving business it’s today and they also must be very pleased with what they’ve achieved.”
Property research firm CBRE estimates the growing use of home shopping has led to a near doubling successful for warehouse space within the last Decade. Approximately 235m square footage of warehouse space was leased or purchased between 2007 and March 2018 – corresponding to greater than 3,000 Wembley Stadiums.