Company with Midlands head office in Corby to create hundreds of new jobs

A company which has its Midlands head office in Corby has announced plans to create hundreds of new jobs in the next five years.

Advanced Supply Chain aims to increase turnover to £100m and creating 1,500 jobs across the company.

At its recent annual meeting, the firm announced it was on target to increase turnover to £35m in 2012.

This represents 20 per cent growth and follows the opening of its new Corby and Leeds warehouses.

Advanced Supply Chain now plans to invest more than £20m in the next five years.

Mike Danby, managing director of Advanced Supply Chain, said: “Advanced has gone from strength to strength over the past three years. A strong belief in the development of our IT-based systems and controls, forging international links with China and increasing our warehouse capacity, has enabled Advanced to grow by 100 per cent which is a great achievement for us.

“Our investment in IT has been fundamental to achieving our growth to-date. It will help us realise our ambitious targets as it enables us to develop bespoke end-to-end supply chain solutions for our customers, which deliver cost savings and improved operational accuracy.

“We now see opportunity to grow further from importing high quality goods from across the globe. This will help to make our turnover target possible, which would be an incredible achievement in such difficult economic times.”

The company officially opened its premises in Eismann Way, Corby, in March, with a plan to create 400 jobs at the site.

It has been recruiting truck drivers, warehouse staff, software writers and administration workers in Corby, the site of its first warehouse in the Midlands.