A well-known Suffolk haulier has invested more than £1m in creating a northern depot in East Yorkshire.

Kersey Freight, which is headquartered at Hadleigh, established the depot on Ozone Business Park, Howden, after purchasing land from leading property developer the Horncastle Group PLC.

The company chose Ozone Business Park because of its close links to the major road networks, enabling Kersey Freight’s fleet easy access to the M62, M18, A1 and M1.

The move secures the business park’s reputation as one of the region’s most important logistic hubs, supporting other big named businesses such as Image Data, TNT, DPD, Warburtons and Timloc.

David Crawford, owner of Kersey Freight, said Ozone Business Park fitted the company’s requirements as it was located less than a mile from the motorway network and had sufficient land available to create a sizeable parking facility.  It also has potential for future expansion, he added.

Mr Crawford said: “As the business has grown and become more successful, we wanted to create a base in the north to better serve our customers, but also one that would be close to the ports in Hull and Goole, the main motorway networks and other cities across the region. Ozone was the ideal location as it ticked all of those boxes, so it was an easy decision.

“We worked with Horncastle to secure planning for the land and set about establishing our depot. Now we run a fleet of lorries from Howden, which operate across the Yorkshire and the north of England.”

Ozone Business Park is a 32-acre site based on the A614 and is part of the growing Goole/Howden employment hub.

It has been brought forward by leading East Yorkshire property developer, the Horncastle Group PLC.

Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group, welcomed Kersey Freight to the Ozone Business Park.

He said: “Right from the start we developed Ozone Business Park as a logistics hub because of its location. We knew it would attract companies that needed easy access to the road and port network for distribution throughout Yorkshire.

“That has proved to be the case with the park attracting some first-class logistics operators, as well as companies in a range of other industries including print and building product manufacture. We are delighted that Kersey Freight has now joined them and become part of Ozone Business Park’s ongoing success.”