Norbert Dentressangle invests in UK depot network

Norbert Dentressangle has announced that it is expanding its distribution centre at Bury St Edmunds, UK, to incorporate a local platform for its Specialist Services operation, which makes non-standard deliveries of high value, fragile, bulky or time sensitive consignments. The latest investment builds on the opening of a similar centre at its Wakefield, UK, site in March 2015.

“It’s all about supporting our technology and high care customers, which often require tailored services, and enhancing our national infrastructure to establish a robust platform that underpins our best in class offering,” said Dan Myers, Managing Director at Norbert Dentressangle Transport and Distribution UK.

The new sites will play a role in the development of the company’s two-man operations, which handle bulky or sensitive items such as air conditioning, professional catering and refrigeration, vending and telecommunications equipment.

The Bury St Edmunds 55,000 sq ft facility has 16,000 sq ft of warehousing and transport links via the A14 and A11. It also has potential for significant future expansion.

Dave Finnie, Director of Dedicated Contracts and Specialist Services at Norbert Dentressangle Transport and Distribution UK added, “Towards the end of April the new operational platform at Bury St Edmunds will go live with the specific objective of improving our geographic coverage in East Anglia. The expanded service will particularly support our customers throughout Norwich, Ipswich and surrounding areas by providing reduced transit times and enhance our early morning delivery capability.”

Bury St Edmunds is the fourth UK site the company has invested in for its Specialist Services business since 2012. As well as Wakefield, it has opened a facility at Taunton in 2013, followed last year with a national distribution centre at Brownhills, near Walsall.