Set up a new distribution centre for automotive

Find help to select a location and logistics partner.

Find a distribution centre in the UK

You may find that being next to a particular seaport, an airport or certain suppliers might be important for your automotive business.

The UK’s major road and rail networks provide excellent connectivity throughout the country.

You can find and compare industrial units on a commercial property search engine, such as Estates Gazette, CBRE , Colliers and JLL.


The website of the UK Warehousing Association has a list of logistics partners and suppliers.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has an electric vehicle supply chain directory and an automotive supplier finder on its website.


Freeports are special areas within the UK’s borders where different economic regulations apply and where you can access planning, infrastructure and innovation support from the UK government.

Freeports can provide an invaluable opportunity for automotive businesses, with a broad range of specialisms.  You can also access a wide range of customs and tax benefits by expanding your business within a Freeport.

Sites that may be particularly relevant to zero emission vehicle producers are East Midlands Freeport and Thames Freeport, but others may have a location or other offerings that are suited to your business.

See the full list of Freeports

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