Vitabiotics, the UK’s leading supplier of vitamins and supplements, has taken a 12-year lease for a 171,103 sq.ft distribution centre at Prologis Park Hemel Hempstead.
The company, run by Dragon’s Den star Tej Lalvani, will occupy the largest building on the park and will use the facility as its national distribution centre for brands including Wellman, Wellwoman and Pregnacare. The move will also be creating jobs in the local area, with the company looking to recruit full time warehouse employees at both junior and senior levels.
Speaking about the decision, Tej Lalvani, CEO of Vitabiotics said: “We are excited to be moving our warehousing facilities to a brand-new national distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead. I am pleased to say this will more than double our operating capacity, creating efficient logistics and employment in the area to enable future growth. We were also attracted by the environmentally sustainable benefits that the premises offered that fits in line with our vision moving forward.”
Vitabiotics is also recruiting for positions based at its main headquarters at Staples Corner, at the bottom of the M1, only 20 minutes away from their brand new distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead.
The announcement further demonstrates the popularity of Prologis Park Hemel Hempstead as an ideal location to serve both the London and national markets, as Tom Price, Leasing & Development Officer for Prologis explains:
“Prologis Park is our newest industrial and logistics park in the South East and is attracting interest from both local and national companies thanks its proximity to London and the range of building sizes available. 72% of the park is already leased, and Vitabiotics joins leading delivery company, Hermes Parcels, Riwal UK and Nile Trading – all of whom signed leases before the park was complete.