One of the country's largest transport companies has opened a major new warehousing facility to help meet a Brexit-caused upsurge in demand for logistics services.

The €12m development, which will result in 30 new jobs, is the work of Nolan Transport.

It is phase one of five of the firm's 35-acre global logistics park in Wexford.

With 150,000 cubic metres of warehousing space, the facility is in addition to the company's main hub in New Ross.

It also has offices across the UK, France and Spain and will open a new base in The Netherlands this week.

Nolan Transport, which celebrates 60 years in business this month, has grown from a single-truck operation to now being one of the region's leading employers with over 1,000 people operating more than 2,000 trailers and 700 trucks in its fleet.

The new warehouse facility is the first of five that are planned as part of a €50m vision for its site just off the Rosslare road in Wexford town.

The development has been built to meet international standards and offers a specialist wing for bioscience, clean room facilities and a containment wing.

Incorporating a sustainability plan, the building will be powered via solar roof panels coupled with in-built smart controls for energy.

The company is also seeking options to add on railway connections and on-site wind turbines in the coming years.

Noel Nolan, Managing Director of the Warehousing Division of Nolan Transport, said the expansion "enables us to offer a complete end-to-end logistics and warehousing solution to suit a range of occupiers from SMEs to large manufacturing and distribution companies".