Kia expands Stallingborough distribution centre
From Logistics Manager Magazine,
Published Friday 22 March 2019 3:49 pm
Kia Motors is expanding its car distribution centre at
Stallingborough near Immingham to 52.6 ha as a result of the acquisition
of 16.8 ha of land from Associated British Ports. The additional space
will allow it to store up to 8,000 more cars.
The distribution centre is three miles from the port and is the hub for
all Kia cars entering the UK from its factory in Slovakia as well as its
The new facility will have a separate transporter entrance allowing Kia flexibility in its utilisation.
The multi-million pound development has been awarded to Clugston
Construction. The work will take 32 weeks and involve moving over
200,000 tonnes of soil, laying 33,000 tonnes of tarmac and painting 43
miles of white lines. The site is due to be fully open in November 2019.
More than 92,586 Kia cars were imported into the UK in 2018. The company has plans to sell 100,000 cars a year by 2020. More than 1,000,000 Kia models having been sold in the UK since the brand first started in the UK in 1991.