Norbert Dentressangle set to open new distribution centre in Taunton

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Logistics experts Norbert Dentressangle have recently revealed plans to open a new distribution centre in Taunton for its specialist services operation, at some point later on this month.

According to a report in the local media, the new distribution centre will house more than 45 drivers, warehouse operatives and administration staff, with further jobs set to be created as the business expands. The centre, located on a 1.5 acre site at the Crown Industrial Estate, will require an investment of more than £150,000 in redeveloping.

The 16,000 sq ft site is to act as a regional hub for Norbert Dentressangle’s two-man operations which handle high value, bulky or sensitive items such as catering, vending and telecommunications equipment.

It will also supply services for customers of the company’s day distribution and night distribution services and feature a regional training centre for specialist services staff.

Around 30 vehicles and trailers are to operate from the site which is set to handle between 800 and 1,200 consignments per week. Mike Bridges, managing director at Norbert Dentressangle Transport Services, said: "The new specialist services site will ensure that the daily transfer of a wide range of goods across the network is more efficiently handled. Despite the current challenging economic climate, we are committed to enhancing customer services levels by delivering operational improvements and will continue to invest in our UK infrastructure to achieve this."

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