DHL Supply Chain opens 11 acre Avonmouth site

DHL Supply Chain has opened a new multi-user facility in Avonmouth near Bristol. This offers a choice of storage conditions that give its customers access to a flexible and cost-effective state-of-the-art warehousing offering.

The new, 11 acre site offers its users economies of scale. Shared facilities and vehicles will cut down on wasted space and unnecessary overheads. The DHL regional site is to service customers’s South West operations and allow them to deliver their goods to regional towns and cities with fewer vehicles and journeys.

A new report by DHL, ‘The logistics transport evolution: the road ahead’, reveals urbanisation is a significant trend influencing transport networks. Across Europe, over half of respondents with responsibility for transport say that urbanisation is going to have a significant impact on decision making over the next two years.

The new DHL Supply Chain facility has a choice of 120,000 square feet of ambient chambers as well as 35,000 square feet of temperature controlled sheds. The latter include frozen, chilled and fixed chambers. The site is designed to be as versatile as possible and to cater to the needs of a wide range of needs. Flexible dock doors and ground level access points allow for a complete range of vehicles to be controlled from the site, while electric vehicles and charging points will future-proof operations.

Ian Clough, Managing Director, Network Logistics and Transport, UK and Ireland, DHL Supply Chain said: “We know that our customers are looking for new solutions to drive efficiencies and reduce their supply chain costs. What’s more, our research shows that 75% of transport managers in believe that urbanisation is a growing trend set to impact business over the next two years. With this new state of the art facility at Avonmouth, we’re rising to that challenge. The multi-user, multi-purpose proposition offers strategic and financial benefits for businesses that are open to fresh ideas and trying a new way of doing things.”