DPD super depots open in time for Christmas

Four new ‘super depots’ opened by delivery company DPD all opened on the 16th November, adding over 240,000 square foot of space to the company’s capacity. Each of the depots will be capable of sorting 25,000 parcels per day on fully automated conveyors.

DPD released a statement today detailing the company’s new infrastructure at Exeter, Cardiff, Dagenham and Stoke on Trent.

Exeter’s 60,468 square foot depot is the first major unit to open on the south western city’s new Skypark. It replaces DPD’s old depot at the Sowton trading estate, and double’s DPD’s capacity in the area, which will reach out to much of Devon and Cornwall with easy access to the M5. The large size of the new facility allows redundancy both for seasonal rushes and expected improvements in business in the coming years.

The new 60,555 square foot unit in Cardiff at the Wentloog Corporation Industrial Park will add up to 60 new routes and will significantly add capacity for the operation there. It should have enough room to expand for at least the next five years. It replaces the 30 year old Spring Meadow depot.

Dagenham’s new 66,000 square foot Orion Park depot is closer to London than the unit it replaces a Spilsby Rd in Romford. The new site will take routes from six older depots at Enfield, Chelmsford and London Bridge.

The 60,121 square foot depot on Shelton Boulevard in Stoke on Trent will replace the old unit in Newcastle Under Lyme. The new depot is on the A50 and gives better access to the M6 motorway. It is intended that this will serve Chester and Telford as well.

The expansion and rationalisation by the nationwide delivery company signals confidence in the direction that e-commerce is taking, and with awards given for customer service it has every reason to expect a bright future.