Wiltshire’s logistics sector benefits from the county’s excellent transport links and proximity to London, the South East, the Midlands and the South West.
Logistic companies in Wiltshire not only serve the local market, but also supply its services to the whole of the UK market. Companies in the area include Wincanton, a leading provider of supply chain solutions, with 250 sites across the UK and Ireland.
Transport and Storage employs around 6,500 people (approximately 3,5% of the economically active population) and latest figures show that transport services contributed £277 million to the local economy in 2009.
Due to its strategic location, Wiltshire also attracts warehouse and distribution centres from a wide range of companies, including Wilts Wholesale Electricals, Wiseman Diaries, National Trust, Network Rail Recycling Centre, Herman Miller Distribution Centre, and Foray Motor Group, among others.
The M3, M4 and M5 corridors enable easy access to London (about 1 hour) and other UK towns and cities such as Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Cardiff and Southampton.
Wiltshire also has excellent road and rail connections and quick access to airports in London, Southampton and Bristol. The county provides easy access to Avonmouth, Portmouth and Southampton ports (deep-sea port).