- 12 February 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
London’s oldest and most established courier company Absolutely has opened its new Eco Hub, a zero emissions depot in Holborn, London.
The APC member Absolutely has a record of supporting air quality initiatives in London, and the Eco Hub is designed to the in with the expansion of London’s ULEZ later this year, as well as the petrol and diesel bans in parts of the Capital.
The new site is Abolutely’s fourth site in London and has 5,000 square feet of space, allowing the couriers to expand its Sameday, Overnight and fulfilment services to local businesses and enabling them to reach out to customers nationwide through The APC network.
In addition it will also allow Absolutely to offer a temperature controlled and ambient fulfilment solution using its electric vehicles. It currently has a fleet of 30 electric vehicles. By the end of 2021 it is committed to expand the site of its e-cargo-bike fleet by 65%.
Stuart Godman, CEO of Absolutely, said: “As a business we’re in great shape, and despite the recent difficulties of the pandemic, the launch of our Eco Hub is something we’ve been planning for some time to ensure our business is set up for long-term success; supporting our valued customers, as well as the Capital’s zero emissions target.
At a time when our customers across London are passionate about protecting the environment, whilst having to adapt their businesses and accelerate their online presence, we are committed to supporting their growth and providing them with improved service options to help them flourish in the years ahead. Our new Eco Hub is just the start of this commitment.”
“I’m determined that as a business we will never standstill and will keep pushing boundaries. Our Eco Hub and expanding fleet of extra-large electric cargo bikes will enable Absolutely to continue delivering an excellent standard of service – giving our customers more environmentally focused options for fulfilment, storage and distribution – whilst adhering to the latest legislations and building on our ambition to be a true ambassador for carbon neutrality.”