Plans for hundreds of jobs at Vantec unveiled

Designs for the new Vantec warehouse
Designs for the new Vantec warehouse
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PLANS for the new warehouse that will create 230 jobs on Wearside have been unveiled.

Yesterday, the Echo revealed Vantec Europe’s £22.5million expansion plans at Turbine Business Park on Wearside, which will create the jobs by 2015.

Their vision for the new site, pictured, was revealed when Vantec boss Akira Koyama travelled to Sunderland to announce the move.

Vantec, which works with Nissan, has been given the go-ahead to create premises of up to 715,000 sq ft.

The new Vantec Europe warehouse will handle six million plastic and metal containers containing Nissan car parts each year.

Mr Koyama said: “We are delighted to be investing in Sunderland.”

The heavy investment is the largest made by the company during its 20 years in the region and comes after Vantec Europe was given a £2.7million boost from the second round of the Regional Development Fund (RDF).

Developer Barmston Developments has welcomed the company to Turbine Business Park.

Director Jason Stowe said: “This is obviously fantastic news for everyone concerned.

“Vantec Europe has a long-standing history in the North East, and I’m pleased we have been able to facilitate the company’s expansion needs with our development at Turbine Business Park enabling job creation to remain here in Sunderland.

“We have further serviced plots available for other companies wishing to relocate to the region, on a site which has excellent infrastructure and communication links.”

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