Manchester is a major city in the North-West of England, with a population of over 500,000. Manchester has an intriguing history in the shipping and logistics industry, mainly being the home to the famous Ship Canal. The Manchester Ship Canal links Manchester and Liverpool and handles around 8 million tonnes of cargo annually.
The Alpi UK Manchester facility became fully operative on Friday 17th May 2019. The workforce in Manchester has grown since the start of 2019 with eleven office staff and four warehouse staff. This will continue to grow over the next year.
The new warehouse is approximately 52,000 sq ft and offers many services including, loading, unloading, logistics, pick and pack, road freight, air freight, sea freight, hazardous, distribution, short and long term storage in a secure premises. The office staff are now also involved in marketing, sales and customer services.
In July 2019, they had almost 5,000 cbm of freight move through the warehouse and estimate this pace will continue!