Warehousing is a Major Contributor to Levelling Up Schemes Says Midland Pallet Trucks

Warehousing is a Major Contributor to Levelling Up Schemes Says Midland Pallet Trucks

The warehousing industry has consistently contributed labour and funds to the UK economy, proving that the industry remains a vital player in the country’s attempts to level up over the next few years, says manual handling experts Midland Pallet Trucks.

These views have been echoed by experts across the industry, as well as in United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s (UKWA) 2021 report which showed that the warehousing industry had grown by over 30% in the past six years alone. Further significant growth has also been forecast for upcoming years. To cope with this surge in demand for warehousing space, Midland Pallet Trucks suggests that the only way to move forward is for the government to allocate space for future industrial development.

This surge in demand comes from a staggering growth in online shopping and changing consumer habits that prioritise speedy home delivery. This isn’t helped by government plans to build new homes across the country; the more houses that are built, the higher the number of delivery points there are. These housing developments will only prove to put further strain on the growing pressure placed on logistics businesses up and down the national supply chain.

Midland Pallet Trucks is a Midlands-based manual handling equipment provider, which supplies warehouses across the country with valuable pallet trucks, manual stacker trucks and lift tables. Without this much-needed equipment, warehouse managers will find it had to keep up with workloads and run an efficient warehouse.

Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks says, “There’s been a lot of talk over the past few weeks about the warehousing industry’s place in levelling up schemes. To me it’s very clear. Warehousing is an essential industry and should be treated as such in Government policy and planning decisions.

Increases in e-commerce is fuelling the demand for space and labour, so over the next few years we’re going to see warehouses growing, and businesses are going to have to focus even more on how they can remain efficient. Here at Midland Pallet Trucks, we’ll be working with these warehouses to provide the correct equipment they need to stay productive.”

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