Clipper Logistics Group, the leading provider of retail and high-value logistics, has expanded its portfolio to include the rail connected distribution centre within the Potter Group site at Selby, North Yorkshire. Clipper has secured a number of retail customer projects for the facility that will go-live in the autumn months.
Clipper will take over the lease on the 310,000 sq ft facility this month, which will enable Clipper to offer direct rail connectivity as part of its logistics solutions. The site’s proximity to the East coast also provides links into Clipper’s recently acquired European operation. After initial recruitment, Clipper forecasts significant growth, creating much-needed jobs in the Selby area. Clipper plans to continue to build operations at the site until the distribution centre has reached its full capacity.
Tony Mannix, managing director, Clipper Logistics Group, explained: “The new Selby site represents an exciting new development for us and we are pleased to be able to contribute to the local economy. We have worked on a number of projects involving the use of rail within customer’s supply chains and the site in Selby provides a fantastic platform for handling container traffic from the southern ports and integration with the new deep sea Northern Gateway at Teesport.
“The facility is high quality and is ideally suited to retail logistics and e-fulfilment activity, and by working closely with Matthew Lamb and his team at The Potter Group we will fully exploit rail connected solutions for our retail customers.”
He added: “. Our thanks go to Mark Crane, Leader of Selby District Council, who was instrumental in delivering a Council backed solution which made the transition to Selby a viable option for Clipper.”