Mawdsleys has officially opened its expanded third-party logistics warehouse following significant investment.
Mawdsleys, a distributor of pharmaceutical and medicinal supplies, has officially opened its expanded Doncaster warehouse.
The group's newly expanded third-party logistics (3PL) warehouse facility was opened by Ed Miliband, Labour MP for Doncaster North and shadow secretary of state for energy security and Net Zero.
The footprint of the warehouse has been doubled to 300,000 sq ft, with green upgrades also made to the site.
Work has included fitting the roof with an array of 3,375 individual photovoltaic (PV) panels, wired to a 39-tonne battery providing 2,600kWh of storage – one of the largest systems of its kind in the UK. The aim is to provide two-thirds (65-68 per cent) of the site's annual electricity needs.
Ed Miliband said: "I am pleased to be opening Mawdsleys' expanded facility which will mean the creation of more jobs and environmental improvements, including the installation of solar panels. It is important that companies show leadership in creating jobs for local people and be responsible stewards of our environment and I look forward to the opening of the new facility."
William Sanders, group chief executive at Mawdsleys, added: "We are delighted to unveil our expanded pharmaceutical third-party logistics (3PL) facility at Redhouse. It was clear that we urgently needed additional space to support our clients, as they service the NHS and UK pharmaceutical sector.
"As an industry leader - the largest independent supplier of medicinal products to the NHS - it is also important we continue to lead from the front on environmental matters. We are immensely grateful to the Rt Hon Ed Miliband, whose participation at the opening ceremony signifies Mawdsleys close relationship with the local community and our commitment to Doncaster."
Doncaster is a vibrant and well-connected place, perfectly located for the efficient movement of goods throughout the UK and beyond whether by road, rail and sea.
With millions of customers right on the doorstep, 87% of the UK population reachable within a 4 to 5-hour drive time, specialist supply chain skills, low operating costs, a plentiful supply of land for commercial development and a readily available workforce, Doncaster is building an enviable reputation as a world-class logistics hub.
The rapidly growing logistics sector has an economic output nearing £1 billion. It employs 35,000 people in the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and is continuing to expand at a fast pace, creating hundreds of additional jobs every year.
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