Northamptonshire Logistics Hub
Northamptonshire is well-known as a central hub for warehousing and logistics. From employment to location, Northamptonshire has gone from strength to strength within the logistics industry. We have taken a look at the key elements that make Northamptonshire the Golden Triangle of Logistics.
The Golden Triangle of Logistics
Northamptonshire is known across the logistics industry as the ‘Golden Triangle of Logistics’, which includes the major logistics parks such as DIRFT, Swan Valley, Brackmills Industrial Estate, Prologis Park, Pineham and much more! The Golden Triangle of Logistics is the central hub for all things logistics.
The prime location benefits from the major road networks running throughout this central point, including the M1, A14 and M6, plus cross-country routes. Such routes provide quick access into Birmingham and London, plus towns and cities across mainland UK. No matter the direction your goods need to travel in, logistics from here is possible, often on a same or next day basis.
For goods arriving or departing via air-freight, Birmingham, East Midlands and London airports are all within a short distance of Northamptonshire. Therefore, logistics firms are able to deliver/collect from airports easily.
Major Retailers, Amazon, Supermarkets and much more
Due to the central UK location, most of the major retailers and supermarket chains have at least one distribution centre located within the Golden Triangle of Logistics. This includes warehousing and distribution to stores throughout the UK, both deliveries of goods from suppliers and deliveries of inventory to their own stores.
Recent news of developments include Amazon Fulfilment Centers opening in Daventry and Rugby, choosing additional locations within the Golden Triangle of Logistics and providing job opportunities to the local communities.
Employment within Northamptonshire
The warehousing and logistics industry is a prime employer within Northamptonshire. Approximately 10% of the Northamptonshire workforce are employed within Transport and Logistics, of which 50% of the roles are within a warehouse and storage environment. The prime location for logistics provides a mixture of employment opportunities, including manual operations, admin and managerial positions.
Networking within Northamptonshire
Across Northamptonshire, there is a strong networking presence, especially within the logistics sector. With the Northamptonshire Logistics Forum heading up the networking for companies of any size, this provides a great opportunity for companies to come together to discuss developments within the county and industry. Attracting companies including warehouses, distribution services, courier services, and also accountancy firms, solicitors and Northampton College.
Recent years has seen continued growth throughout the logistics industry in Northamptonshire, including warehousing space, expansion of existing companies operating within this area, and subsequently more employment opportunities. Plans for additional warehouses, coupled with growth in ecommerce and logistics demands, indicate that the logistics industry shows no signs of slowing down!
The NX Group
The NX Group operates from the prime location of the Golden Triangle of Logistics within Northamptonshire, with multiple warehouse facilities located here and a central distribution hub. Benefitting from operating in this location, we provide distribution to mainland UK on a next day basis, are within close proximity to major retailer distribution centres, and work closely with Amazon Fulfilment Centres. Plus, our facilities offer ecommerce capabilities, with many courier options for deliveries to the end-customer.