Europa has appointed a warehouse specialist to streamline the services of Europa Warehouse in Rushden (Northants). Matthew Preston takes on the role of General Manager at the Europa Warehouse facility in Express Park.
This is a new Northants site for Europa, created following its acquisition of some of the trade and assets of Menzies Response earlier this year. The Rushden facility has in excess of 80,000 square feet and offers an end-to-end warehouse fulfilment management service.
Europa Warehouse (offering 3PL warehousing and logistics) is a division of Europa Worldwide Group.
Europa already operates award-winning warehouse at Grange Park in Northampton plus others in Dartford and Minworth near Birmingham.
Matthew has experience working for well-known brands such as Argos, DPD, Snap-On Tools and Marks & Spencer, said he was excited to join the business at such a pivotal time for its Warehouse division.
Europa Warehouse General Manager Matthew Preston comments “My career so far has focused on process improvements and developing systems which help to make positive organisational change from the grassroots up. This goes hand in hand with employee satisfaction, happiness and productivity.
“I’m thrilled to be joining such a fast paced and innovative business as Europa at a time when it is expanding, as this brings with it all manner of new opportunities. I know how to develop and implement long-term and short-term service improvement strategies.
“I have a track record of contributing to organisation development initiatives through mentoring and training team members, implementing cost containment strategies and supporting on-time completion of all projects.
“I can’t wait to get to know Europa’s team in Rushden better and to build strong customer relationships across the board. I’ve always been especially interested in bringing my skills to a growth-minded business, helping to improve current practices and policies to optimise organisation potential.
“The Europa operation in Rushden created after the latest acquisition seemed to have my name on it! I look forward to becoming part of the Europa family and seeing what we achieve at the new facility over the coming year.”
Europa was established over 50 years ago, now employing over 900 staff and was featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 (2018).
Strengthening Europa Warehouse
Europa Warehouse Director, Maria Torrent-March comments “We’re delighted to welcome Matthew to our team at Rushden, as we aim to strengthen, develop and grow the Warehouse division. “With experience working across a broad range of sectors, we knew Matthew will bring what we need to the role – utilising the skills and ability to grow the business. As the Rushden site is a new venture for Europa it requires someone who not only understands the requirements of the current business plan but who can also bring new ideas to the table. Matthew looks set to make a real impact and we’re excited for the future.”