International shipping and logistics company Brunswick International has seen demand increase five-fold since Brexit and has opened a new £2m base in south Liverpool. Tony McDonough reports
International shipping and logistics company Brunswick International has opened its new £2m base in north Liverpool as it looks to respond to a five-fold increase in demand.
Brunswick has relocated from Kirkdale in north Liverpool to its new 50,000 sq ft facility at Triumph Business Park in Hunts Cross in the south of the city. The business had been in Kirkdale for 20 years.
The opening of its new premises, which also includes 15,000 sq ft of external storage space, follows a surge in demand from growing numbers of domestic and international clients. Since Brexit, Brunswick says this demand has increased five-fold.
Officially opened this week by Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Anna Rothery, the new base includes more storage bays and temperature controlling facilities which will allow Brunswick to widen the products it imports and exports.
Brunswick has also been granted a Customs Bond facility, which will allow businesses to store their goods with the advantage of delaying the payment of custom duties until the goods are released. It adds to Brunswick’s Salford warehouse and will be home to the majority of the company’s 47 staff.
Managing director Steve Crane said: “For many years, our core business was with the US and China but increasingly we are working throughout Europe moving freight by road, sea and air. There has been a surge in business since Brexit. In fact, our business within the EU has increased five-fold since the departure from the EU.
“We’ve had to make the move to accommodate the increased demand. We’ve also expanded our operations in Salford and are looking at other possible locations around the UK. We enjoyed more than 20 wonderful years in Kirkdale but we are looking forward to continued success from our new home.”