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Onward Holdings to promote different warehouse and E-Commerce fulfilment options at IMHX 2013

Onward Holdings is promoting a number of different warehouse options when it exhibits at IMHX 2013 in March. The business, which operates from five different northern sites in Ackworth, Castleford, Featherstone, South Kirkby and Scunthorpe, is also keen to highlight local financial grants, its e-commerce and optional warehouse fulfilment services.

The company has over three quarters of a million square feet of warehouse space ready for occupation throughout the area, including quality sites located within easy reach of the major motorway networks for fast delivery to all parts of the UK, the Humber ports and regional airports.

Typical of these is the Langthwaite Business Park in South Kirkby, near Wakefield, which is close to the A1 motorway and consisting of two large adjacent buildings. The units provide a combined 212,500 square feet of storage (122,800 and just under 90,000 square feet respectively) and a total of 14 loading docks. Impressively, each unit is capable of accommodating when racked up to 24,000 stacked pallets, this makes them suitable for various applications including e-commerce and order fulfilment services.

Unit 16, which is the larger warehouse, incorporates a host of key e-commerce features including eight dock levellers and four surface loading doors, a 10,000 square-foot loading canopy, plus a 1,000 KVA mains supply, making it suitable for a wide range of e-commerce activities. Typical storage applications for both units could include computers, carpets, electronics, household fancy goods, stationery, clothing, car parts and numerous delivery related activities.

There is also generous external manoeuvring and parking areas for support staff, while a £1 million investment in security also makes the units suitable for both ordinary and high value products such as watches and IT items.

Due to the proximity of the Langthwaite Business Park to M1, M62 and M18, the site benefits from excellent distribution connections.

The site is likewise close to the railway freight network via the nearby Wakefield Europort, where around 80% of the UK’s population is accessible in four hours, making the site especially suitable for consumer related items.

As a further bonus, Wakefield Metropolitan Council is also dispensing, subject to finalisation with the West Yorkshire LEP and the Government, grants of up to £10,000 for each new job created on the site. Although the precise terms of how the grant funding will work has still to be finalised, the access to this level of funding should make the site even more attractive to those needing to recruit.

Onward Holdings will also be using the show to highlight a number of smaller units it can offer elsewhere in West Yorkshire with optional order fulfilment for SME e-commerce businesses.

Finally, the business will be promoting its proposed plans for developing a range of modern, secure and compact storage facilities on the edge of Scunthorpe. The site is suitable for numerous storage and logistics applications. These include caravans, agricultural products, aggregates, new motor vehicles, machine parts, motor transport and other logistics related applications. Onward Holdings hopes to offer enclosed units starting at three quarters of an acre upwards. Each will be individually security fenced and have CCTV monitoring.

Onward Holdings director Neil Storey says; "The business is very pleased to be exhibiting at IMHX to showcase a range of different options to suit most budgets, together with additional value-added warehouse services. We believe that the different facilities that Onward Holdings is offering have the ability to meet most requirements and will improve the northern supply chain."

The family-run business has been involved in warehousing and industrial estates owned and run by the company since 1930. All the warehouse units available from the company include 24 hour security and flexible leases, offering the perfect package to help companies maximise their supply chains.

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