MSC UK expands Ipswich head office with new premises

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Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Ltd (MSC UK) has expanded its UK head office in Ipswich with the formal opening of an additional office building this week. The 17,500 m2 building, part of a global network of more than 675 offices in 155 countries, will provide much needed additional office space along with a staff restaurant and informal meeting area.

This is the fourth MSC UK office building within Ransomes Europark, Suffolk, and will be the new home for over 100 of the 850+ employees operating from its Ipswich headquarters.
Founded in 1977, MSC has grown to become the UK’s largest container shipping line, with a leading national presence in cargo shipping and logistics. From white goods such as fridge freezers and washing machines, to the food and drink available on store shelves, there’s a very good chance everyday items such as these have been imported into the country in an MSC container.

Dan Everitt, Managing Director at MSC UK commented: “At a time where there is much economic uncertainty, I am delighted that we can strengthen our community ties here in Ipswich, home to our UK head office, and support local employment opportunities with the opening of our new facilities.”

Jonathan Burke, Operations Director at MSC UK commented: “As a nation, the UK imports around £54.5 billion worth of goods, services, food and commodities from the rest of the world. Therefore, the role we play in this community, and our country, is of utmost importance.”

MSC UK is one of the largest employers in the county of Suffolk in the East of England. Over the last 12 months, 180 new roles have been recruited for, including successful apprenticeship schemes in partnership with regional training providers.

Dan Everitt concluded: “The addition of our new office highlights our commitment to our local community, our people and infrastructure, to continue providing the very best customer service. As a family company, I hope our people enjoy the new modern facilities and I look forward to sharing a coffee and hearing their thoughts.”

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