The Golden Triangle of Logistics

The Golden Triangle

RCS Logistics operates within the Midlands’ so-called “Golden Triangle” of logistics.

Spanning from Northamptonshire up the M1 to East Midlands Airport, and West as far as Tamworth area, the Golden Triangle is busting with logistics names. As well as being in proximity to the huge distribution centres of supermarkets and high street stores, Midlands-based supply chain companies enjoy access to over 90% of the UK population within 4 hours drive.

Golden Triangle Advantages

As well as the giants of UK haulage, smaller independent logistics companies are also numerous in this area; typically based in logistics centers. Proximity to major motorways, notably the M1 and M6, means that major cities such as London and Manchester are not difficult to reach from the Golden Triangle.

The other advantage of being based in the Midlands is that it’s not London! The capital city may be the epicenter for arts, finance and the legal profession; but it isn’t necessarily somewhere you’d chose as base for a logistical operation. Aside from being less accessible to the North and Scotland, London’s huge demand and scarcity of property means rental for a typical premises is much more expensive than in the heart of England.

It’s no surprise therefore, that the Midlands has close to 150 million square feet of warehouse space: more than twice the combined warehousing activity of London, Scotland and Wales.

There is no official precise measurement of exactly what constitutes the Golden Triagle, but it pretty much covers Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, plus parts of Staffordshore and Derbyshire. Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) contains 1 million square feet of Tesco warehousing space, and rivals Asda have several units less than 20 miles away in Magna Park.

When you throw in Birmingham International Airport and East Midlands Airport (which itself contains a freight hub) plus the various rail links to the UK’s ports, the midlands begins to look more and more like the natural home for nation’s supply chain.

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