Regatta, the outdoor clothing and footwear group, has unveiled plans for a new distribution centre in Cheshire to support the continuing growth of its global business.
The Manchester-based business is to open the 400,000 sq ft facility in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire after agreeing a 15-year leases, and it is expected to be operational by November.
The creation of the distribution centre will create more than 200 jobs and the announcement comes as Celebrate Cheshire, a conference and exhibition highlighting Cheshire’s position as a retail distribution hub, begins.
The area is already home to distribution centres for the likes of high street retailer Next and is the location of regional flagship operations for Marks and Spencer and Ikea at Warrington’s Gemini retail park.
Regatta has been expanding at the rate of 20% a year and now exports to over 44 countires worldwide and the group now has sales offices in 12 countries worldwide.