Expansion plans for automotive steel logistics hub
AV Dawson, which owns and operates an around 40.5 ha freight terminal in the Teesside conurbation (UK), is expanding its automotive steel logistics operation as it anticipates demand starting to outgrow existing facilities.
The company's current automotive steel distribution centre, based around a 9,476 sqm state-of-the-art warehouse, serves as a northern hub for customers such as Tata Steel to serve northeast England's automotive supply chain, including car giant Nissan.
The GBP 6.5 million steel store, which was opened in 2015, is nearing capacity so AV Dawson is now planning to develop additional units on its freight terminal site to automotive standards.
The warehouse is rail-connected and runs on renewable energy. These and other aspects of the design are now being replicated by other businesses for steel facilities across the country and as far afield as the USA. (mw)