Emergency freight firm expands in Coventry

A COVENTRY-based ‘emergency’ freight business has extensively increased its operation following a successful year of trading.

Priority Freight, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in the Midlands last year, has made the move from its 6,000 sq ft Canley base to Chiltern House, a 32,000 sq ft facility in Whitley.

The firm, which also has bases at Dover and Heathrow. plus several locations across Europe, achieved £55m revenue in 2015 and dispatched more than 200,000 ‘emergency’ parcels for clients from a variety of industries.

The firm was assisted in its move by commercial property company D&P Holt.

Carl Partridge, managing director at Priority Freight, said: “Moving into Chiltern House is a fantastic start to the year for us and provides the capacity for our continued growth plans in the Midlands to support existing and prospective customers.

“Last year was another successful trading period due to a number of industries enjoying a stabilising global economy, resulting in a significant increase in product demand.

“We provide logistics services and support to a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical and marine and gas, and our new facility now offers us the opportunity to provide sought after warehousing services in the region.”

Peter Holt, director at D&P Holt, added: “It’s great to see a big European business deciding to expand in Coventry, which will no doubt provide a boost for the local economy.”


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