New Dunstable distribution centre owned by Chinese company will be operational in time for Christmas deliveries bringing up to 400 new jobs to the town by early 2017.
More than 400 jobs will be created in Dunstable after a Chinese company signed on the dotted line for premises in Prologis Park Dunstable.
Prologist has today announced it has leased 240,000 Square Feet to 4PX which is China’s leading cross-borders e-commerce solutions provider who works with companies such as eBay, Amazon and Alibaba.
The company is expanding its operations in the UK and the new facility at Prologis Park Dunstable will be an import, storage and distribution centre for its UK and European operations.
The regional General Manager of 4PX Europe Henry Qi stated “Dunstable has a skilled logistics workforce and Prologis has provided a distribution centre that is exactly the right size and specification for our business.”
The distribution centre will be operational in time for Christmas deliveries and 4PX anticipates that the new operation will bring up to 400 jobs to the town by early 2017.
Andrew Griffiths, managing director of Prologis UK also commented “We believe that Dunstable is a strong location for the logistics sector, and we have invested in the town because it offers some of the best opportunities for our customers in the South East market.”
Prologis Park Dunstable is close to Junction 11 of the M1 motorway, which provides easy access to the national motorway network.
4PX is only one of a number of companies that have opened in Dunstable or expanded their existing operations in recent years bringing more employment and workers to the town which in turn has seen more small businesses open in the town centre.