Industry views | 20 June 2019
We are all in a race for space – to find it, to secure it and to generate the best value from it.
In today’s demanding business environment, whether you are a retailer, a consumer goods manufacturer or a business working in industrial markets, the challenge of securing warehouse space can be complex.
Considerations range from the location and size of the space, the duration of the lease, whether the space can be flexible to meet peaks and troughs in demand, commercial terms, links to transport, people to run the site and whether a shared or multi-user facility would work for your business.
It is these challenges which have been the catalyst to the creation of Virtual Access to Storage and Transport (oneVASTwarehouse.com), Wincanton’s latest innovation for warehousing.
We have launched oneVASTwarehouse to make finding and selling warehouse space quick and easy. But it is much more than a collaborative platform to sell underutilised space. It can also connect to Wincanton’s own transport network (the 3rd largest LGV fleet in the UK) for a complete collection and delivery service. What’s more, oneVASTwarehouse offers a long list of warehouse services that you would expect to find from the largest British 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) business.
The space available now comes from Wincanton’s own substantial property portfolio and a number of our customers’ properties, offering a range of warehouse capabilities. New space is being added on a regular basis.
What oneVASTwarehouse means for you if you want to buy space is the opportunity (should you want it) to create an end-to-end proposition – storage, connected to transport, with wraparound 3PL services - whether this is for short-term space or long-term, flexible storage.
If you have space to sell, we can help you generate value from it. By listing it on oneVASTwarehouse.com, you will be marketing your warehouse to a captive audience. You can offer part or all of your property to maximise income.
We have pioneered collaborative warehousing for a number of years, but with oneVASTwarehouse we are virtualising our services to the benefit of our customers.
For further information please contact:
0333 247 2411