DB Schenker has officially opened its new, recently purchased purpose-built facility at Trafford Park. The £11 million freehold building provides a significant boost to the local economy and is a testament to the company’s commitment to the Greater Manchester area. Located on a 2.3 acre site, this project underscores DB Schenker’s strategic expansion across the UK & Ireland cluster alongside a dedication to sustainable development.

"As a region proud to be at the forefront of innovation, DB Schenker’s expansion to Trafford is a great demonstration of how businesses are seeing the opportunities in Greater Manchester as something to commit to for the long-term; MIDAS is especially keen to support businesses like this which seek to find sustainable ways to enhance and grow the ecosystem whilst contributing to the wider community, so we’re looking forward to continuing working alongside them as they settle into - and grow from - their new space.”

Joe Manning, Managing Director for MIDAS

Spanning some 47,500 square feet of warehousing and 7,500 square feet of office space, this modern hub has been designed with efficiency and sustainability in mind, and is a TAPA A, AEO and customs approved warehouse facility. It aims to support the diverse needs of DB Schenker’s operations and client base across the region.

“This investment reflects our long-term commitment to the region and will support a broad range of industry verticals, highlighting our dedication to providing comprehensive solutions for our customers.  Our team in the north have worked tirelessly to bring this multi-modal hub of innovation and efficiency to fruition.”

Aaron Scott, CEO UK & Ireland cluster for DB Schenker

[At the launch: MIDAS' Kudzai Chibaduki and Arthur Smith with Trafford Cllr. Tom Ross (2nd from left) and DB Schenker's Aaron Scott (right)]

The new building was opened by Councillor Tom Ross, leader of Trafford Council who said:

“I would like to welcome DB Schenker to Trafford. It was an honour to be invited to open this new multi-million-pound transportation and contracts logistics hub here in Trafford. This is a momentous occasion that will attract millions of pounds of investment into the borough – and it is also testament to the company’s commitment to the Greater Manchester area.

“I’m delighted that DB Schenker has chosen Trafford Park for its strategic UK expansion given it is already home to numerous world-famous names across the business sector. We have a strong and thriving business community in Trafford, with great transport links and a skilled workforce making it one of the most successful and economically competitive areas within Greater Manchester. I will look forward to working alongside DB Schenker in the near future.”

Councillor Tom Ross, leader of Trafford Council

DB Schenker team gather in front of their new facility at Trafford Park

Touching on the advantages for the local community, Scott states;

“We are pleased to contribute to the economic development of the region, creating job opportunities and fostering growth. Our new facility will not only enhance our operational capabilities but also reinforce our position as a key player in the market. We look forward to the continued success and growth this investment will bring, benefiting both DB Schenker and the wider community”.

“As part of our commitment to the future, we continue to invest in young talent, providing opportunities and training for the next generation. Moreover, many of our employees have been with us for over 30 years, demonstrating our dedication to nurturing long-term careers and the wealth of experience within our team."

Councillor Tom Ross, leader of Trafford Council

The new building features solar panels on the roof, significantly reducing its carbon footprint and reliance on non-renewable energy sources. Additionally, the site is equipped with electric vehicle charging stations for use by DB Schenker vehicles, colleagues and visitors. It is also equipped with an x-ray machine for local airfreight screening, to allow cargo to depart from Manchester Airport.

The Manchester facility serves as a key facility for various diverse industry verticals including: industrial, aerospace, retail, healthcare and renewables.