Packaging company Taylor Davis has created 15 jobs by opening its first northern logistics centre at Ferrybridge.
The company also has plans for further recruitment later on in the year. This will boost the economy in an area which was hit by the closure of the Ferrybridge C coal-fired power station in May.
The Wiltshire-based company signed a ten-year lease on the 40,000 sq ft warehouse at Ferrybridge Business Park.
Wayne Weatherhead of Taylor Davis said: “We’re really excited to be expanding into Yorkshire and our new Ferrybridge site is ideally located for the A1 and M62 motorways which will give us excellent access to the whole of the North.”
The business specialises in making plastic and metal container for food and other usages.
Law firm Gordons acted on behalf of landlord Wharfedale Finance. Michael Steel & Co was joint agent with Eddisons on the deal.
Gordons’ commercial property partner, Paul Young, said: “We are very pleased to have a tenant of this calibre moving to the Ferrybridge Business Park, especially as this will create much-needed jobs for people in the local area. The fact that an established company of Taylor Davies’ size and reputation chose this site is testament to Ferrybridge’s ideal location and the quality of the space on offer.”