Elanders specialist fashion and lifestyle fulfilment brand, Bergen Logistics, has arrived in the UK.

The expansion is led by the Elanders UK team and will see the opening of a new 48,000 sq ft facility in North Tyneside.

Bergen Logistics will occupy a £4.6 million industrial unit on Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, facilitated by UK Land Estates.

The Bergen Logistics brand will expand its presence across the UK, EU and USA, providing fulfilment services to the fashion and lifestyle sectors, to include clothing, footwear, handbags, accessories and cosmetics, home goods, medical devices and supplements.

The new facility will be located very close to the Elanders UK headquarters, in North Tyneside.

Elanders group is a global partner for integrated supply chain solutions with over 90 operations across four continents. It provides flexible and agile solutions for complex supply chains, providing customers with value-added services such as print and packaging resources, which are integrated into its core business model.

The Bergen Logistics expansion in the UK is set to create up to 60 jobs and will complement the Elanders offering in North Tyneside, with a combined headcount of around 200 staff.

Kevin Rogers, managing director for Elanders in the UK, which also has operational sites in Scotland, Birmingham and Nottingham, said: “We are very excited to work with our colleagues at Bergen Logistics to expand our fashion and lifestyle business in the UK. North Tyneside has been a fantastic location for us for more than 20 years and this is a great place to serve our Bergen Logistics customers. It is also home to a highly skilled and dedicated workforce, one of the key reasons Elanders continues to invest in the region.

“Established in Sweden, Elanders is a global group, operating across Europe, Asia and the Americas. By continuing to invest in the region we are in the wonderful position of being able to offer high quality, sustainable jobs while, at the same time, future-proofing our legacy. It is an exciting time to be part of Elanders UK and the arrival of Bergen Logistics is further evidence of our wider ambitions.

“We worked successfully with legal firm ‘Savage Silk’, in particular, Paul Earnshaw and Chris Morgan, to secure the lease agreement with fantastic support from UK Land Estates and its legal representatives.”