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Kia UK increasing import centre | Automotive Business Information
Kia Motors (UK) has introduced a deal to create further storage capability at its UK import and distribution centre in Stallingborough, North Lincolnshire.
A deal between the automobile importer and an investor secured 16.Eight hectares of land from Related British Ports and organized the associated building contract.
The present web site covers 35.6 hectares and general capability will enhance to 52.6 hectares.
Located three miles from the Port of Immingham, the present distribution centre is a key hub for all autos getting into the UK from European and Korean factories. Over 92,586 Kia vehicles have been imported into the UK in 2018 and this determine is anticipated to rise within the coming years. Kia plans to promote 100,000 vehicles a yr by 2020.
The brand new web site adjoins the present facility and may have entry by way of a street bridge, as well as, the brand new facility can even have a separate transporter entrance permitting flexibility in its utilisation. The brand new 16.Eight hectare facility will enable for a further storage of 8,000 vehicles.
Development will take 32 weeks and the extension needs to be open totally in November 2019.
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