At a dynamic time for the logistics sector, ambitious 3PL operator Europa Warehouse has boosted its team with a new role.
John Shah becomes Europa’s UK Head of Warehouse Operations, with an impressive track record in the industry. He is responsible Europa’s three state-of-the-art warehouse sites, including its most established 3PL facility at Prologis Park in Birmingham.
Europa’s award-winning sites are also in Dartford and Corby (Northants) which combined offer over one million sq. ft combined of dedicated warehouse and logistics space, supporting leading brands in the retail and ecommerce sectors. The sites are strategically located to optimise supply chains.
Birmingham is Europa’s third largest UK site and has 110-strong team and represents three divisions. Europa Road, providing road freight distribution to and from Europe, Europa Air and Sea and Europa Warehouse.
Over the past five years Europa has invested £71 million in its warehouse portfolio which now provide best in class sites across the UK. This includes £11 million in high-tech, shared user automation system at its Corby warehouse, which optimises picking rates and increases throughput, as well as providing 100 per cent pick accuracy.
Volumes of goods passing through the warehouse have increased since its launch in 2020, from 8,000 to 100,000 units per day for the automated system in Corby. Europa also offers both dry and wet bonded capabilities, enabling it to manage the full length of the supply chain, including administration and the payment of relevant taxes and duties.
John (pic) is highly accomplished, with a career spanning 25 years across leading logistics operators, ecommerce and multichain suppliers across the UK and North America and has a proven track record of delivering results, driving growth and optimising operations. John comments: “Europa already has impressive facilities, a remarkable team and robust technology; my role is to refine these operations.
“Focusing on continuous improvements to help grow sales, reduce costs and push boundaries to provide the best service for our customers.” Dionne Redpath, Chief Operating Officer and Head of value-added 3PL provider Europa Warehouse adds: “John is a deeply experienced operator and his approach is a perfect fit for this stage of growth at Europa Warehouse.
“He has the perfect capabilities to help deliver our quality strategy. Not only is he a strategic thinker with an aptitude for problem solving, but already has the drive and passion which we value across Europa to push productivity and our efficiency approach.”