Emergency logistics provider, Priority Freight, has invested £2m ($3m) to expand its operation in the UK Midlands, including the opening of a new hub in Coventry that will provide 2,300 sq.m for contingency warehousing and services, along with a larger control centre.
The company also said that it is responding to demand by providing a 24/7 service from January 2016.
The latest announcement coincides with the company’s 10-year anniversary in the region.
“Priority Freight’s mission is to supply the fastest, most reliable, secure and cost-effective contingency logistics solutions for our customers, something we’ve been doing successfully from our Midlands office for the last 10 years,” said Neal Williams, group managing director. “This new UK facility further adds to this service offering by providing a facility to store goods in a highly secure environment, managed 24-hours a day with the opportunity to inject those goods into customer supply chains any time of day or night.”
Among the contingency services provided at the new facility are forward stock location and replenishment, fulfilment, storage and archiving.
Priority has six control centres and handles more than 100,000 expedited shipments annually. Revenues exceeded €66m ($70.6m) during the 2013/14 financial year.