Corby’s MP, mayor and council leader have backed a firm’s plans to create 400 jobs in the town.
Logistics company Advanced Supply Chain (ASC) officially opened its premises in Eismann Way in the town and announced it would become the site for its Midlands head office yesterday.
Mike Danby, chief executive of ASC said the company will be moving a large section of its transport fleet to the site within six weeks and aims to create 150 jobs by the end of the year with a further 250 in the next three years.
Mr Danby said: “It is always fantastic to open new premises, and Corby is particularly exciting because it is our first warehouse in the Midlands.
“We are now in a position to offer cost effective, timely warehousing and distribution services to all UK business irrespective of their, or their customers’ location.”
He added: “It’s good for us that there are people here available who don’t need to be trained from the very ground floor, although we will if it is needed, they already have the skills.
“For this particular operation Corby is the place to be. Corby is the centre of the universe, if you like, for logistics.”
The firm has already signed up Go Outdoors which began operating at the site in November.
It will be recruiting truck drivers, warehouse staff, software writers and administration workers as part of the plans.
Louise Mensch MP, Corby Council leader Cllr Tom Beattie and Gail McDade attended the ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday.
Cllr Beattie said: “It is a tremendous boost for the town considering the recent difficulties we have had with job losses.
“It’s a welcomed development and underlines the council’s policy of pursuing growth to create jobs, which is something we intend to continue.”
Mrs Mensch MP said: “It represents another milestone in Corby’s growth. The great thing is it is global company.”