DHL invests £17.5m in UK operations

Thanks to a surge in parcel volumes in the UK, DHL has announced it is investing £17.5 million in improving capacity at key locations around its network in the UK.

This year has seen a 40% uplift in volumes for the international logistics company. It opened a new £7.5 million unit in Eastleigh, Hants, in November. It has moved operations from its nearby Fareham site into the building, that is more than double the size of its existing depot and will be capable of handling more than 20,000 parcels per day.

Meanwhile, DHL has moved its Sheffield operations into a new, 79,000 square foot facility and this will also be able to handle around 20,000 parcels per day. It is also setting up units in Lincoln, Perth and Norwich.

Peter Fuller, CEO of DHL Parcel UK, commented, “The global pandemic has driven huge uplift in e-commerce and accelerated our network upgrade plans. The new infrastructure will improve our parcel handling capabilities, enabling us to support our customers’ ongoing e-commerce growth.”

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