Growth in the Golden Triangle of Logistics

The logistics industry thrives on efficiency, and one of the key factors driving this efficiency is location. Enter the “Golden Triangle of Logistics” – a buzz phrase that resonates deeply within the industry. Nestled in the heart of England, this geographical area encompasses the Midlands, which is a prime location for distribution and warehousing in the UK.


Why Choose the Golden Triangle?

As you know, location is essential in the world of distribution and warehousing. Timely deliveries are crucial, and operating from the Midlands offers unparalleled advantages. With its central position, the region provides access to 95% of the British population, making it ideal for same-day and next-day deliveries. Many leading brands have recognised this strategic advantage and have established their warehousing and distribution services within the Golden Triangle.

European distribution companies also acknowledge the benefits of this location, appreciating its ease of access to the UK’s central area. Companies such as the NX Group facilitate the deliveries of European enterprises into this hub, providing onward distribution across the UK.

The Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT)

At the heart of the Golden Triangle lies the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT). Strategically located at Junction 18 of the M1, this logistics centre serves as a home to both major players and smaller independent companies in the industry. With its expansion plans set to boost its size by 7.86 million square feet and increase warehouse and distribution operations, DIRFT embodies the growth trend observed across the UK logistics and warehousing sector.

Expanding Horizons: The Extent of the Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle extends its reach from Northamptonshire up the M1 to East Midlands Airport, encompassing towns and cities such as Daventry, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Solihull, and Bromsgrove. Logistics names abound in this region, enjoying proximity to major distribution centres and easy access to over 90% of the UK population within a four-hour drive.

Advantages Galore

Besides housing logistics giants, the Midlands is home to numerous smaller independent logistics companies, often based in logistics hubs such as Magna Park, DIRFT, and Eurohub. Proximity to major motorways, particularly the M1 and M6, ensures easy connectivity to London, Manchester, and other major cities.

Furthermore, the Midlands offers a distinct advantage over London, with its lower costs and greater accessibility to the North and Scotland. The capital city may be the UK’s biggest hub for the arts, finance, and the legal profession. However, it is less accessible and significantly more expensive.

With close to 150 million ft2 of warehouse space, the Midlands dwarfs London, Scotland, and Wales in warehousing activity, making it the natural epicentre of the nation’s supply chain. While there is no official word on what exactly constitutes the Golden Triangle of Logistics, it spans Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, and parts of Staffordshire and Derbyshire, providing plenty of opportunities to attract customers and ensure business growth.

Growth of the NX Group and Beyond

Growth of the NX Group and Beyond

In sync with this upward trajectory, our company, the NX Group, has flourished from its base within the Golden Triangle. Operating from this prime location for almost 14 years, we provide customers with a comprehensive supply chain solution, leveraging the many benefits the region can provide.

Get in touch with our team to learn more about the solutions the Golden Triangle and NX can offer you.

For more information about our company, you can also follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter via @thenxgroup.

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Golden Triangle of Logistics