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Post-Christmas clear out for warehouse firm as Brexit looms

Posted: 04/12/18 by The NX Group

In readiness for Brexit, Northamptonshire warehousing, transport and logistics firm The NX Group will have space available at its three warehouses after Christmas, so that customers can stockpile their products.

As the Brexit deal faces further delays, some industries are beginning to stockpile goods in UK warehouses, in order to maintain levels of manufacturing and continue operations as normal, in particular the car industry, plus the pharmaceutical and food and beverage sector.

A survey released this week by British manufacturing group EEF (Engineering Employer’s Federation), says UK manufacturers are increasingly stockpiling goods as a precaution.

While some businesses are looking to construct new warehouses to increase storage capacity, the approaching deadline of March 29th 2019 (when Brexit is scheduled to happen) means that there is little time for new buildings to be ready, and existing warehouses should be used to their fullest.

The NX Group will have space at its warehouses in Westgate in Northampton and the DIRFT estate in Crick, as soon as the high demand around Christmas has receded, and recommends interested parties contact the company from Thursday December 27th.

Neil Powell, Managing Director of The NX Group, said, “The uncertainty around Britain’s departure from the European Union has meant supply chain issues and storage solutions are now of paramount importance to many British businesses, and we have seen a rise in demand, particularly from the automotive industry.

“While we do have some capacity in the run-up to Christmas, once Boxing Day has passed we will have space for our customers to fill, and we would urge interested businesses to speak to us in the days immediately after to secure sections of our warehouse in readiness for Brexit.

“Predictions suggest that post-Brexit, companies will have to hold more stock closer to point-of-consumption, due to potential delays, which means storage sites will have to be utilised to maximum capacity as businesses stockpile goods in readiness for March 29th and beyond.

“At The NX Group, we have warehouse units offering nearly 100,000m2 of storage capacity based in Northamptonshire within easy reach of the M1 and a fleet of haulage trucks and a dedicated team of drivers to transport your products to where you need them, plus our same day courier service means we can also meet any urgent orders.”

The NX Group is a comprehensive suite of supply chain solutions for businesses that require an extra level of quality and care for their products. Based in the golden triangle of logistics in Northamptonshire, its distribution, warehousing and courier divisions have grown year on year, thanks to its emphasis on quality, security and personal approach.

For more information about The NX Group, visit www.thenxgroup.com. You can also follow the company on LinkedIn and on Twitter via @theNXGroup.

The results of the survey of UK manufacturers by EEF can be found at: https://www.eef.org.uk/about-eef/media-news-and-insights/media-releases/2018/dec/q4-survey-manufacturing-outlook

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