Huboo are to continue their UK expansion with the opening of a huge new 106,000 sq ft warehouse in Chippenham, Wiltshire, in response to growing market demand and to support the surrounding economy and talent pool. The vast new Huboo Chippenham facility is double the size of any previous facilities Huboo has opened in the UK to date.
Creating over 400 regional jobs, the St Modwen Park warehouse has the capacity to cater for hundreds of ecommerce clients, with the potential to grow exponentially. A dedicated on-the-ground team has been appointed to manage the launch, while BNP Paribas Real Estate represented Huboo on the acquisition.
Huboo, which is headquartered in Bristol, selected thriving market town Chippenham as the location for its latest warehouse because of excellent transport links to all conurbations along the M4 and M5 corridors, up to and including the M62, as well as its access to and from major ports such as Southampton and Bristol.
Roles generated at Huboo Chippenham will enable Huboo to provide their microhub technology in its new location, include dedicated Warehouse Hub Managers, Hub Supervisors and Site Managers, as well as positions in boosting operational excellence, such as logistics and business improvement roles.
Huboo recently increased its overall European footprint with the opening of a new 10,000 sqm warehouse in Leipzig, Germany, which is its largest territory to date and enjoys good strategic transport links to Berlin and other key areas within the country.
The opening of Huboo Chippenham comes after Huboo made a significant number of new hires, taking the team from 257 in February 2021 to more than 650 people and counting.
Recent months saw year-on-year revenue increase by 124% between January 2021 and January 2022. In addition, warehouse space increased from 186,508 sq ft to 378,469 sq ft over the past 12 months, representing a rise of 203%.
The company has grown from two employees, 60 customers and £20,000 in monthly recurring revenue to more than 1,000 customers and £1.7 million monthly revenue in just five years.
Our UK growth trajectory is a vital part of our strategic plans and we’re delighted to mark this with the opening of our biggest facility to date, despite recent market uncertainties.
We’re confident that the UK’s retail sector will make a strong post-pandemic recovery and, in the meantime, we’re happy to support regional talent and the local economy with the creation of a wide range of new job opportunities, all driven by our leading technology and world-first microhub model.– Martin Bysh, Co-Founder and CEO, Huboo