Croda announces plans to open state-of-the-art new £7m warehouse in Goole

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 27 Nov 2018

Specialist chemical giant Croda has announced plans to invest more than £7m in a state-of-the-art warehouse in Goole.

The site, on the Goole 36 enterprise zone, will become the FTSE 100 company’s worldwide distribution hub for products made at its bases in Hull and Rawcliffe Bridge.

Croda has said new jobs are expected to be created at the new warehouse, in a move which would see the business join other big names including Tesco and Guardian Industries at Goole 36.

Siemens Mobility is also set to commence work on its new £200m train factory on the enterprise park, as business booms in the East Yorkshire town.

Maarten Heybroek, president of Croda Europe, said: “We are delighted at the prospect of securing a site in Goole for this investment as we are hugely proud of our Yorkshire heritage.

Croda moved into Hull in 1970 when it bought L&H Holdings

“Our founding Rawcliffe Bridge manufacturing site and our Global Headquarters, Cowick Hall, are both located less than 10 miles away. In line with our ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability, we will use the latest technologies to minimise our environmental impact and offer the most advanced safety features to our people in a facility of this kind.

“This announcement demonstrates the Company’s commitment to UK manufacturing and provides long term job security for the workforce who will move from our existing operation and for the new quality warehouse roles we will create.”

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Croda said it plans to relocate its existing warehouse from Thorne to the Goole site.

The chemicals specialist has said the move is designed to “stay close to its manufacturing operations along the M62 corridor, and keep easy access to the UK-wide road network.”

Based in a national Enterprise Zone for business development, Croda also hopes to take advantage of future investments, such as the inter-modal terminal project which aims to further connect rail, road and port infrastructure.

East Riding Council’s leader said he was delighted Croda had chosen Goole as the location for its new warehouse.

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Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE said: "The council welcomes Croda's multi-million-pound proposal for a new worldwide distribution centre at Goole 36, marking another great moment in the company's long and proud history in the East Riding.

“Subject to planning approval, this development would see a number of new highly-skilled jobs created and will also benefit the local economy with the company establishing its International Training Centre at the site.

"I’m delighted that Croda, like many other international businesses, have selected Goole as their preferred choice.

“This is due to its prime location and the support offered by organisations such as the East Riding Council, with its Enterprise Zone status and the excellent connectivity of the site to the extensive motorway network, port facilities and rail connections."

Croda International Plc creates, make and sells speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere.

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