DP World’s first manufacturing tenants for Thames Freeport

DP World has unveiled its inaugural occupants at the London Gateway Logistics Park, situated within the Thames Freeport. This marks a momentous occasion as two prominent manufacturers have chosen to invest in this site, embarking on a substantial expansion of their operations in the United Kingdom.

The Thames Freeport represents a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stimulate trade, foster innovation, bolster the energy transition, and positively impact the lives of individuals residing in London and the adjoining boroughs.

In the forthcoming first quarter of 2024, Ranson, a notable Belgian food and catering products enterprise, will join forces with Destiny Entertainments, a company specializing in the import and modification of audio and video products, in their relocation to the Freeport. This move aligns with the government’s visionary policy introduced two years ago, which was primarily centered on establishing hubs for manufacturing and innovation.

Positioned within the London Gateway Logistics Park, an integral component of DP World’s comprehensive logistics network, these companies stand to gain several advantages. Firstly, their proximity to Europe’s largest and economically paramount consumer market, inhabited by a staggering 18 million people, offers a wealth of opportunities. Furthermore, their association with Thames Freeport provides unparalleled global connectivity, granting access to 130 ports across more than 65 countries and the option to harness the Freeport’s streamlined customs procedures.

Oliver Treneman, Vice President, Park Development at DP World, said: “The location of Ranson and Destiny
Entertainments at London Gateway is another milestone for DP World and Thames Freeport. Our port-centric
Logistics Park forms a core part of our integrated end-to-end approach, providing supply chain solutions such
as port-to-park and park-to-port services, together with outstanding road links and access to an adjacent rail

“The combination of shovel-ready infrastructure and highly engaged local authorities reduces the time, cost
and complexity of establishing operations on site, making it the ideal location for value added manufacturing.
We are committed to creating the right environment for all tenants to grow and bring jobs, skills and new
opportunities to Thurrock and the wider regional economy.”

Bruno Ranson, Chief Executive Officer, Ranson Group, said: “We are very excited to be relocating to London
Gateway in the near-future and becoming an active part of an energetic Freeport. We know that this will open
up many more opportunities for our company and enable us to improve and increase the trading possibilities
with partners on both sides of the water for many years to come.”

Mark Purchase, Director, Destiny Entertainments, said: “Destiny’s move to London Gateway is game changing
for our business. Not only because of the new warehouse facility, but all the infrastructure around it. It’s a
significant leap from our current position and the advantages it brings will enable rapid growth and better
service for our customers.”

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