- 28 April 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
While overall volumes have dropped for UK delivery and logistics company DX Group, it has seen record demand for secure and courier deliveries for the UK’s medical and healthcare sectors thanks to the pandemic.
DX Express is a secure, tracked and express delivery division of DX Group. It has seen a surge in demand from medical labs, independent pharmacies and central government customers. It has stepped up provision to meet the spike in demand over the last six weeks.
Tony Kells, Sales Director at DX Express, said: “Our secure, tracked delivery services have seen volumes of items per day quadruple in some areas, largely driven by the needs of hospitals. Areas showing the strongest rises include deliveries of key worker uniforms and specimen samples between laboratories and hospitals. These rises are directly related to the coronavirus pandemic, and we are allocating additional resource to ensure we can meet this demand. Deliveries to high street pharmacies also remain busy nationwide.”
Lloyd Dunn, Chief Executive of DX Group, commented: “While the nationwide ‘lockdown’ has caused a decrease in Group volumes overall, it is especially important that we meet the needs of customers who serve the healthcare and essential services sectors as well as those individuals in society most at risk from COVID-19. The response by our people has been tremendous as we have stepped up to meet increased demand from these important customer groups.”