Logistics company secures a cool new North West HQ

Manchester based Romac Logistics has expanded into a major new head office and distribution centre at Unit 66 Finlan Road, Stakehill Industrial Estate which is owned by the COIF Charities Property Fund.

The company, which specialises in chilled and ambient logistics, offers high quality warehousing and national distribution solutions for the UK’s food and drink manufacturers and major retailers. The move enhances Romac’s UK locations and service offering, adding an 80,000 sq ft temperature controlled warehouse to the company’s portfolio, which sits in an extensive 8.5 acre site and is close to junction 20 of the M62.

Property consultancy Gent Visick advised Romac Logistics and negotiated the leasehold acquisition. The site was marketed by BC Real Estate on behalf of CCLA, fund managers for the owner, the COIF Charities Property Fund.

Rob McAdoo from Romac Logistics said: “At this stage in our growth it was important to evolve our service offering whilst taking stock of our infrastructure. In consolidating two of our smaller operations and merging the head office into the distribution centre at Stakehill Industrial Estate we will deliver an abundance of efficiencies that will ultimately benefit our customers.

“The new facility also provides us with a fantastic office space that will accommodate our senior leadership team, customer services, network planning and finance functions, all under one roof. This will further enhance the level of service our customers enjoy and give us space to grow as we embark on our next phase of expansion.”

Daniel Walker, from Gent Visick, added: “Stakehill Industrial Estate will make a fantastic HQ for Romac Logistics in a prime location. The site will see continued growth of the business through a cold store facility and oversized service yard, so it ticks every box for Romac Logistics and successfully negotiating this deal on the company’s behalf is a great result.”

John Barton, from BC Real Estate, said: “This unit meets a very high standard, within a mile of the M62 and in an established industrial estate, surrounded by well-known businesses, so we generated high levels of interest in it from a wide range of potential occupiers. To agree this deal, with a fast growing and reputable local business, is a superb outcome for our client.”

Romac Logistics was founded in Manchester in early 2018 and has rapidly expanded. The company now operates more than 200 tractor units and approximately 350 trailers throughout the UK, with additional strategically located bases in Leeds, Bolton, Doncaster, Avonmouth, County Durham, Wednesbury, Southampton, Northfleet, Bridgend and Peterborough.