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Nolan Transport officially opens €12m logistics facility in Wexford

Nolan Transport has officially opened a €12m logistics facility in Wexford, Ireland. The company said the move comes amid “unprecedented demand for warehousing facilities caused by changes in customer needs and disruption in the supply chain stemming from Brexit and Covid."

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Nolan Transport celebrates 60 years in business this year and expanded from a 1 truck firm to a provider of services across the supply chain, including transportation, warehousing, customs and systems.

The company is one of Wexford’s biggest employers, with over 1,000 people operating over 2000 trailers and 700 trucks of owner asset-based fleet.

The new €12m global logistics park officially opened this week is Nolan Transport’s second Wexford-based facility. The opening of the warehouse marked the completion of Phase 1 of a 5 phase vision to build five warehouses.

“The warehouse facility has been constructed to meet international standards and offers a specialist wing for bioscience, clean room facilities and a containment wing. Additionally incorporating a sustainability plan, the building will be powered via solar roof panels coupled with in-built smart controls for energy. The company is also seeking options to add on railway connections and on-site wind turbines in the coming years,” writes Nolan Transport, in its press release.

Commenting at the official opening event Noel Nolan, Director of the Warehousing Division of Nolan Transport said:

“This first phase of our facility and € 12 million development will initially create and sustain 30 Wexford jobs in phase one. I am very proud and excited about this venture. 

The ground floor measurement is 80,000 square feet with nine storeys of racking sitting within that space with 22,000 available pallet locations with a bespoke state-of-the-art design smart warehouse management system. This enables us to offer a complete end-to-end logistics and warehousing solution to suit a range of occupiers from SMEs to large manufacturing and distribution companies and we are delighted to have exchanged contracts with a number of international brands already.

As the UK and European markets continue to adapt their supply chain and distribution models following Brexit, the market is experiencing record levels of demand and take-up. The market circumstances coupled with our new facility and our 60-year-old Transportation Company, Nolan Transport means that we are ideally positioned to unlock opportunities to deliver high-quality and sustainable warehousing solutions, deliver more jobs and deliver more economic benefits for Wexford and the wider region all the while, working even more closely with Rosslare Europort with its new direct to Europe and its UK ferry operators.

This is just phase one of five phases and we are already looking forward to continuing to re-invest in the region and build capacity for further job creation through the next development phases in our €50 Million anticipated sustainable development in our Wexford Global Logistics Park.”