Europa celebrates first year at Dartford site

Europa Worldwide Group has marked its first anniversary in its £30million Dartford 1hub.  To celebrate the occasion 50 new starters who’ve joined over the last 12 months tucked into a special birthday cake.

They enjoyed a truck shaped 2ft long birthday cake, large enough feed the 300 staff based at the Dartford site.  The event can be best described as the ‘Great British Freight Off’!

The 50 new employees who have joined Europa since the move from Erith have filled newly created posts covering a wide range of roles from administration to sales and warehouse.

Europa’s 1hub is a brand new state-of-the-art facility and is the businesses biggest single investment to date.  The massive Dartford site is large enough to house seven football pitches or 107 tennis courts.

In May last year Europa moved its entire operation and its then 250 employees to the new site – which is now the UK’s largest European groupage hub and sees all 11 of Europa’s UK regional branches trunk directly into it.

Europa now channels all its volume through 1hub and has therefore been able to increase its number of direct, daily departures to the continent, with plans to switch all lines to daily over the next 12 months.

Andrew Baxter, Managing Director at Europa Worldwide Group, confirmed: “The last 12 months have not been without their challenges and it has taken a little while for new systems and structures to be bedded in.

“We’re hugely grateful for the loyalty and commitment of both staff and most importantly our customers and we’re delighted to be marking one year in Dartford.”

As well as its innovative 1hub, the Dartford site provides warehouse services for blue chip customers, including value-enhancing activities such as pick and pack, stock reworking, third party logistics, product manipulation and returns management.

Dartford has total racked storage capacity of 25,000 pallet spaces.  Racking has been built to accommodate pallets up to eight levels, an addition, and 13,842m² of space split over two mezzanine floors, dedicated to pick and pack and assembly activities.

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