A warehouse and distribution company that choose Mamhilad Business Park to open their second centre has enjoyed a very successful first year of trading winning new business contracts with automotive, retail, packaging and insulation firms both in the area and national companies choosing to use their facilities as a hub for the operations in Wales and the South West.
Over 75% of available space is now in use in the 250,000 sqft facility with other businesses reserving space over the next couple of months as they receive containers from abroad containing stock for the festive season.
Paul Seward, managing director of E-Warehousing says that the success of their South Wales operation is a combination of their own business model, the thriving local economy and the increase in demand for commercial storage and distribution facilities in the area due to its affordability compared to similar sites in the South West of England.
He said, “Before we made the decision to open our second unit we spoke with businesses in the area to gauge interest and demand for the storage services we provide. Whilst conducting our research we immediately identified that most business/industrial parks were almost at full occupancy levels leaving little or no space for companies to expand thereby creating a demand for a storage facility where supplies can be easily and quickly accessed.
Continuing, Paul said, “Storage space in South East Wales is considerably cheaper than over the bridge and the announcement about the scrapping of the Severn Bridge tolls has further strengthened our business case when compared to the new storage and distribution units being built in Patchway, Bristol. We have welcomed one national company to our location from there and are negotiating with another.”
Having only previously visited south Wales for holidays, Paul has thoroughly enjoyed getting involved in the local business economy and developing his own networks and connections. He said, “My team and I have received a very warm welcome here with individuals and businesses. People are happy to help and keen to refer you to their own contacts and share information. I’m still struggling with some of the names of the towns and industrial estates in the area but overall we certainly made the right choice and will be recruiting more staff as our operation increases in size.”