BMW’s division in the UK is expanding its Pineham regional parts distribution centre (PDC) near Northampton by 14,000 sq.m. The carmaker distributes parts to BMW, Mini and BMW Motorrad retailers throughout the UK and Ireland from the site, as well as globally for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Last month the carmaker signed a lease agreement with property developer Prologis to extend the existing 42,500 sq.m facility at the Prologis Park in Pineham.
The warehouse operation will dispatch around 6m part lines for overnight delivery to BMW and MINI retailers this year and is also home to the company’s growing UK e-commerce parts and accessory business.
Commenting on the new agreement, Richard Price, aftersales director at BMW Group UK, said: “The proposed extension will give us the opportunity to expand the capacity of our Pineham facility in line with our growth aspirations and we expect 70 new jobs to be created over the next ten years taking the total number of jobs at the facility to around 270.”
Councillor Tim Hadland, council cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning, said: “Distribution remains a key strand of Northampton’s economy and it’s extremely gratifying to see prestige brands such as BMW investing more in the town.
“This development fits in well with the ethos of our Northampton Alive programme of regeneration, which has seen unprecedented levels of investment in the town’s businesses and infrastructure.”