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Torque signs lease on new Wigan site

By: David Howells
13 January 2012

Logistics firm Torque may look at hiring drivers in the North after completing expansion in Wigan.

Torque, which offers logistics solutions for retailers, has acquired a 350,000-square-feet site in Martland Park after buying the space from previous owner JJB Sports, reports.

The site is expected to play an integral part in Torque's expansion plans for the North, providing great transport links thanks to its location close to major motorway networks.

Its 10 dock levels, four drive-in loading doors, 15-metre eaves and three large mezzanine floors make it suitable for all the different parts of Torques operations. Torque has signed the lease for a minimum of ten years.

Speaking to about the acquisition, head of warehousing and logistics for Torque, David Scott, explained how the company was "absolutely delighted" to open the facility - its first in the North West - where there is a healthy level of interest from prospective customers.

"With Wigan as part of our site portfolio, Torque now has over 1.3 million square feet of UK warehousing where we can offer a full range of services including imports and exports, end to end service, processing and pick and pack," he added.

"This expansion is integral to the company's growth strategy and is also a great opportunity to create jobs within the local community."

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