Warehousing and Distribution
Doncaster is perfectly located for the movement of goods throughout the UK and beyond whether it’s by road, rail, air or sea. With millions of customers right on your doorstep, 75% of the population reachable within a 4/5 hour drive time, the right supply chain skills, low operating costs and a readily available workforce – Doncaster is the perfect location for your business.
Our growing logistics sector has an economic output of £930 million and employs 31,000 people in the Sheffield City Region and is continuing to expand at a fast pace, creating hundreds of additional jobs every year.
Doncaster is the preferred destination hub for global companies such as Amazon, Ikea, Next, Asda, The Range, B & Q and BMW and for logistics firms like Wincanton, DHL and Armstrong Logistics.
We understand that logistics is more than sheds, fork-lifts and warehouses, that’s why we have a dedicated recruitment academy for the new iPort, a 6 million sq ft of Grade A warehousing multimodal inland port off Junction 3 of the M18 and a business team specialising in providing upskilling and training for existing employees. And with competitive operating costs and a wide choice of business parks, Doncaster is the logical choice for logistics.
From a long haul capacity runway to an ideal location and a major on site logistics hub, Doncaster Sheffield Airport has the infrastructure to help you get freight from where it is to where you want it to be, fast and on demand. The Airport is home to a 3,000m runway, longer and wider than most other airports in the north of England which means it can comfortably handle all aircraft up to and including fully loaded B747’s, AN-124’s and the AN-225.
With 4.9 million people in our unique catchment area plus 55,000 businesses and an economy worth £28 billion, the area represents a thriving economy and an under served market opportunity on the doorstep.
If you would like to know more about the logistics opportunities available, help with identifying sites, development land, detailed labour statistics and labour rates as well as information on local training providers, then please contact: Chris Dungworth on 01302 737857 or use the 'Get In Touch' form.