Warehousing and logistics company Vantec, a subsidiary of Hitachi Transport Systems, is opening a new 436,000 sq ft warehousing facility in Sunderland to support its logistics work for the Nissan plant in the city.
Speaking about the new warehouse, which cost £23m to build, Vantec’s Managing Director Martin Kendall said: “We will be able to create a further 120 jobs over the next couple of years due to the creation of Hillthorn, and we are still on target to create 234 jobs by 2017 following the investment in Turbine Business Park. This is now the company’s 25th year in Sunderland, and it is great to see our parent companies investing with a view to the next 25 years”.
Vantec Europe currently employs more than 1100 staff in the North East, with 900 working on the Nissan supply chain in Sunderland. The total invested by the company in the area now stands at £50m since 2012.