A FURTHER 81 jobs are to be created at the site of a new warehouse complex in Sunderland, it was announced this morning.
The new posts at Vantec Europe are in addition to the 230 jobs it is already planning to create as a result of its £22.5m investment in a new 421,000sq ft building at Turbine Business Park in Sunderland.
The 81 new jobs are the result of contracts won by Vantec Europe from Sunderland-based automotive company Nissan and another local North East automotive supplier.
The expansion was announced by Takao Suzuki, chief executive officer of Hitachi Transport System, the parent company of Vantec Corporation, during a visit by Chancellor George Osborne to the site today.
Vantec Europe Ltd provides warehousing and logistics to Nissan Sunderland, Komatsu UK, Birtley and Cummins Engines, Darlington. The company was awarded £2.7million from the second round of the Regional Growth Fund to support the warehouse project.
Sunderland City Council worked closely with Vantec on the RGF application and the plans for the expansion. The new building will complement Vantec’s existing 148,000 sq ft warehouse at Cherry Blossom Way in Sunderland.
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