Logistics firm snaps up storage facility and adds jobs in Glasgow expansion

Glasgow-based logistics and storage operator Bullet Express has growth firmly in its sights after sealing the acquisition of a large storage facility in the city.

David McCutcheon, joint CEO, and John McKail, MD, Bullet Express outside new logistics storage facility with Andrea Gardner at the wheel of the truck. Picture: Peter Devlin
David McCutcheon, joint CEO, and John McKail, MD, Bullet Express outside new logistics storage facility with Andrea Gardner at the wheel of the truck. Picture: Peter Devlin

The new logistics centre will expand the firm’s pallet storage capability by nearly 25 per cent to 26,000 pallets.

The facility – just 300 yards from the M74 motorway – also has a further 25,000-square-foot yard for vehicle access.

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Thanks to the “significant” seven-figure investment, the business will create about ten jobs.

The move comes amid a jump in business from both existing and new customers for storage services in response to tighter consumer delivery demand, following a 40 per cent rise in online shopping as a result of lockdowns.

David McCutcheon, co-founder and joint chief executive, said: “We’re building a Scottish logistics force to be reckoned with at Bullet Express. This new facility increases our storage capacity by nearly 25 per cent and positions us better than ever before to respond to our customers’ needs.

“Connectivity is fundamentally important to our customers now and this location, right next to the M74, means we can get their products moving faster than ever before.”

Managing director John McKail added: “There is a shortage of quality logistics storage facilities across the UK and this investment provides Bullet Express with further scale in this growing sector.

“We’re installing the latest technology to maximise the capacity that it provides and ensuring we can locate and access our customers’ products faster and more efficiently than ever before in order to provide the just-in-time delivery service they need.”

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