Ideally situated for logistics and supply operations and a competitive UK base for operations large and small, Logistics is a major growth sector in Northamptonshire. Home to substantial UK facilities for Yusen Logistics, Norbert Dentressangle, Eddie Stobart, Wincanton and others, Northamptonshire has also attracted investment from national retailers taking advantage of the county’s enviable regional infrastructure and excellent intermodal road and rail capabilities.
Over 1,000 High Performance Technology businesses are based in Northamptonshire. The county has a comprehensive industry supply chain providing world-class innovative technologies, engines and products incorporating low carbon engineering, advanced materials and composites.
Sectors include automotive, motorsport, aerospace, energy and defence and are supported by inward investment grants to either relocate or expand by moving to Northamptonshire, high tech capital investment grants and funding for research and development.
Food and drink is big business in Northamptonshire with household names such as Weetabix and Carlsberg UK finding reasons to love the county.
With a sound Made in Northamptonshire infrastructure in place, the cost-effectiveness and strategic location of Northamptonshire makes it home to more than twice the national average of food and drink manufacturers. The sector contributes £1.5 billion each year to the local economy and provides employment for 50,000 people.