Some 200 distribution companies have recognised the benefits of West Lothian's strategic location in Scotland that makes it ideal for logistics operations.
At present, approximately 3,900 people are employed, accounting for around 5% of total employment in the local economy. Specialist warehouse and freight operations are linked to food, drink, electronics and other manufacturing operations. Key distribution hubs for major retail chains include Amazon, Schuh & ALDI near Bathgate, Morrisons at Pyramids Business Park, and Tesco's Scottish distribution centres is also located in Livingston.
The M8 and M9 motorways both bisect West Lothian providing easy access across Central Scotland while the M74 motorway that gives access to the South is within a ten-minute drive along the M8. Eurocentral rail freight hub is just 21 miles from Livingston, providing direct linkage from Scotland via the Channel Tunnel to mainland Europe. West Lothian is also within easy reach of freight services from the following ports: Grangemouth, Leith, Fife and Rosyth.
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