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Appleton transport firm moves into warehousing


A WARRINGTON-based transport and logistics firm has embarked on its next stage of expansion after taking110,000 sq ft of new office and warehouse space.

Mark Thompson Transport, part of the Kinaxia Logistics group of companies, is creating 20 warehouse jobs as a result of its move to new headquarters.
The business, founded in 1989,is based at the Stretton Distribution Centre in Appleton. It currently has 200 staff. Kinaxia acquired the company in 2017.
Mark Thompson Transport’s previous offices were close by at the same distribution centre. The investment marks its first foray into warehousing.
The company provides through-the-night and parcel trunking services for delivery companies and has seen strong growth this year due to the upsurge in online shopping during the pandemic.The company also provides haulage services for clients including supermarkets and other retail chains, drinks companies and builders’merchants.
Its new premises are on the site of the former Stretton Royal Naval Air Station.
Mark Thompson said: “This investment will enable us to meet increased demand from an expanding client base and represents a step change for the business. The new warehousing space creates opportunities for significant further growth by enabling us to develop our services to customers.
“At the same time, the move to new offices creates a more modern and efficient working environment for our loyal head office team. “Our success has been built on a high level of customer focus and a reliable and cost-effective service using the latest technology. We now have the platform from which to move on to the next level.
“We are also thrilled to be bring new job opportunities to the area. “The investment underlines Kinaxia’s commitment to continuously strengthen, support and enhance the businesses within the group.”


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