Yusen Logistics is growing Sunderland team

In moving into a larger, new, COVID-designed office, Yusen Logistics UK is expanding its operations in Sunderland and is planning on further recruitment to its growing team. The global logistics operator has moved its operations to the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) in the city.

“It’s been fantastic to see Yusen’s success over the past three years and we are proud that they chose to stay here as they embark on this exciting new chapter of their growth,” commented BIC’s centre manager Donna Surtees.

“We’ve worked closely with the team to completely redesign and reconfigure their new unit to suit their business and social distancing requirements and we’ll be on hand to help when they inevitably need more space to manage their ongoing success.”

The Yusen Logistics team in Sunderland act as a freight agent for a number of major pharmaceutical companies, moving their medicines and raw ingredients around the world. The company is currently recruiting thanks to demand for its specialist services.

“The pharmaceutical industry has recognised how well we’ve performed during the crisis and that holds us in very good stead for future growth. We love our new office, which is Yusen’s first Covid-designed unit, and sets a new standard for our whole group. It’s brilliant to be able to grow our business without leaving the convenience and community of the BIC because there isn’t anywhere we’d rather be,” said branch manager Andrew Lowes.