Genesee & Wyoming opens new office in Birmingham

Genesee & Wyoming opens new office in Birmingham

Photograph caption (inset): Jack Hellmann –  President, Chairman and CEO of G&W – and Matthew Hammond – Chairman, West Midlands Growth Company & Midlands Chairman and Office Senior Partner, PwC Birmingham – celebrate the launch

The parent company of Freightliner and Pentalver, US firm Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), has officially opened its new office in the UK.

The Birmingham office will be home to G&W’s new UK Shared Service Centre, which includes the UK finance and procurement teams as well as a range of staff involved in on-going technology developments.  

“We are delighted to celebrate the latest milestone of our investment plan for G&W’s UK businesses, and it is a pleasure to share the moment with our customers, suppliers, colleagues and other guests,” said Charles Noble, CFO for G&W’s UK/Europe Region companies.

“This significant investment in Birmingham and the West Midlands is integral to the ongoing transformation of G&W’s UK organisation,” Noble continued. “Improved employee facilities, better technologies and the immensely skilled workforce of the West Midlands will improve processes and efficiency and remove administrative burdens for our customers, suppliers and business partners.

“This facility is just the start of an exciting investment programme that will bring even better service to our customers, further improve operational performance and integrate leading edge technologies into our business.”

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said: “Genesee & Wyoming is one of the world’s major players in freight transportation. Choosing the West Midlands as the location for its UK Shared Service Centre is a testament to our region’s reputation as the country’s centre for transport innovation.

“The West Midlands is home to one of the fastest growing shared service clusters in Europe,” Street continued, “and I am delighted that Genesee & Wyoming has recognised that.

“The company has an exciting vision for the region and adds yet another incredibly strong, market-leading brand to the portfolio of businesses making their mark here.”