New investment to boost productivity

Electrical contractor Paul Beattie, owner and director of Solar Electrics, and Caroline Moody, managing director of Moody Logistics, review the plans for the new cross-desk facility.
Electrical contractor Paul Beattie, owner and director of Solar Electrics, and Caroline Moody, managing director of Moody Logistics, review the plans for the new cross-desk facility.

Moody Logistics is delivering a £500,000 investment that will increase productivity at its base in Cramlington.

The company, which provides pallet delivery, contract logistics, general haulage and container delivery across the UK, is constructing a 12,000sq ft addition to its facilities at Bolam Business Park to increase capacity for its cross-deck operations – the process of loading and unloading HGV trailers at the mid-delivery point.

At the moment, Moody’s undertakes cross-deck loading and unloading of freight in its existing warehouse, which only allows capacity for one vehicle at a time.

The new three-lane, drive-through building, which is due to be completed in the spring, will have the provision to manage a minimum of three vehicles at any a time.

Transferring its cross-deck operations to the new extension is also creating the opportunity to expand the size of Moody’s 30,000sq ft warehousing and storage facility by 44 per cent.

This will also result in the introduction of new offices for its transport department.

Managing director Caroline Moody said: “Our continued growth has facilitated the need to further scale-up our operations and this new facility will provide the capacity and increased productivity we need to meet the demand for our services.

“The cross-deck facility is an important development for the company as it increases our capabilities and agility meeting increasing customer requirements.

“It also creates the opportunity to expand our warehousing and storage resource.”

For more information about its facilities, visit www.moodylogistics.co.uk