Second base for Sheffield freight firm

Karen Mosely, head of business development at 512 Sheffield.
Karen Mosely, head of business development at 512 Sheffield.

South Yorkshire’s reputation as a key location for international exports and imports has been enhanced with the opening of a brand new facility in the area.

International freight management company, 512 (Sheffield) Ltd, has expanded to open a site at Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s Business Park in Finningley - a facility which will provide exporters with a regional location to transport goods to thousands of overseas markets.

Karen Mosely, head of business development at 512, said: “We are thrilled to have opened out new facility at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Having witnessed huge success and growth of our site in Sheffield, we were keen to create more export opportunities across South Yorkshire, and Doncaster seemed the obvious choice.

“We are meeting more and more exporters from this area and we saw a chance to capitalise on the opportunities this can provide, both for us and for those companies wanting to transport goods overseas.”

The company 512 provides a full range of export and import services to businesses.

It manages up to 200 export consignments a day to thousands of locations around the world, providing support with airfreight, seafreight, courier, trailer documentation and insurance.

The Doncaster base is the second key location for the business in South Yorkshire, which also has a site based at the Sheffield International Freight Terminal (SH-I-F-T) on Grange Mill Lane, Sheffield.

512’s Sheffield office witnessed a 20 per cent growth in trade in 2014 and is already seeing an 11 per cent increase so far this year.