Quality Freight Growth Plans
Quality Freight Group have committed to a new 20-year lease with Peel Ports at its 40-acre multi-modal facility in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
Expansion plans include the investment of a seven-figure sum in the development of a new 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse to increase the volume, quality and variety of goods that can be housed on the site. We are also continuing to invest in our transport fleet with plans to purchase a further three vehicles in the coming months, taking the fleet to a total of 12.
The latest investment comes less than a year after we purchased a new Fuchs crane. The Fuchs MHL 360E operates at our facility’s rail head which is handling more than 200,000 tonnes a year.
Peel Ports played a key role in the reopening of the rail head in 2011. It handles all types of cargo including bulk, container and FMCG, both inbound and outbound and enables us to feed into the national and European rail network through its relationships with major rail operators.
Sebastian Gardiner, Managing Director of Quality Freight UK, said: “The signing of our new lease is an important milestone as it provides security for the further, significant investment we plan to make in the next 12-18 months. Our capital expenditure programme reinforces our commitment to Ellesmere Port and our desire to enhance our position as a leading multi-modal facility. The signing of the lease and our expansion plans will also enable us to add to our 50-strong workforce. Peel Ports are an excellent partner because they share the same passion and commitment in ensuring that UK ports are able to offer the best possible infrastructure, facilities and services.”
Andrew Martin, Group Land and Property Director for Peel Ports, said: “We are delighted to have put in place a long-term partnership agreement with Quality Freight at Ellesmere Port. We are fully supportive of Quality Freight’s expansion plans and their commitment to investing in new facilities that will underpin their growing business. We look forward to working with Seb and his team to drive port activity in the future.”