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If you’re looking to locate your logistics operation in the UK, then look no further. South Yorkshire can provide you with the talent, space, supply chain and connectivity you need. 

We’ve got talent

Here in South Yorkshire, we have a wealth of talent available;

  • A competitively-priced labour workforce with a high retention rate

  • A labour workforce that is familiar to working patterns associated with logistics

  • Talent available for all levels of your logistics operation – from warehouse and picking to IT and management

  • A workforce with good availability for seasonal working

  • The training providers you need to ensure your workforce has the skills you need

Our sites

Whether you are looking for an existing site or land for development, we’ll have something perfect for you in a location that is connected locally, nationally and globally to meet your needs.

If you would like to find out more about potential investment and partnership opportunities, find out how you can contact our team.

We’re globally connected

South Yorkshire delivers fantastic connectivity across the globe and on a local level:

  • Most sites located close to motorways, with low traffic congestion

  • Sites all easily accessible by public transport, providing access to home-grown workforce

  • 60% of UK’s manufacturing industry within a 2.5-hour drive (by HGV)

  • 75% of the UK can be reached within a 4.5-hour drive (by HGV)

  • All main UK Sea ports are within 7 hours by dedicated intermodal rail freight services from the state-of the art inland strategic rail freight interchanges at Humber and Teesport Ports (just 2 hours away), providing easy access to Europe and beyond

Find out more on our Connectivity page.

We’ve got the back-up you need

We already have a strong offering when it comes to logistics, so we can provide all the back-up your operation needs:

  • We’re already home to a number of third party, parcel and mail logistics providers

  • Access to the supply chain your business needs such as machinery, operational transport and maintenance

  • Transport companies to support seasonal requirements as well as warehousing for short-term storage

You’ll be in great company

These companies are already based here and some even have multiple sites:

Aldi, Amazon*, Asda, ASOS*, B&Q*, BMW, CEVA, Clipper*, DFS, DHL*, DX Logistics, Expo Logistics, Great Bear*, Greencore, IKEA, Lidl, M&S, Menlo, Next*, Scotts Miracle Gro, Sports Direct, Tesco, The Co-operative, TNT, UDG, Unilever, Unipart and Wincanton.

*multi-site within South Yorkshire region

“We already have two fulfilment centres in Doncaster so know from experience that there is strong talent in the region who would be well suited to working for Amazon.”

UK Operations Vice-President John Tagawa.

We can offer Customs clearance!

Any business looking to export or import will find South Yorkshire ideally placed as iPort Rail in Doncaster is home to the UK’s first Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SFRI).  This means it has government approval to provide an on-site customs area, enabling businesses to clear customs in South Yorkshire and move goods through the Channel Tunnel by rail in both directions.

iPort Rail is an part of iPort, the UK’s most advanced multimodal logistics hub, which provides customers with an alternative to seaport border controls.

The Rail Port operates a Customs Rail Terminal, approved by HM Government Border Force, with a Customs Examination area and a Temporary Storage facility as well as holding AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) status that provides an internationally recognised mark of quality and security.

It is also an External Temporary Storage Facility (ETSF) approved and inventory linked.

Visit the iPort Rail website for more information.

What are you waiting for? Speak to our dedicated specialist team to find out more about locating your business in South Yorkshire.