Menzies Distribution opens new distribution centre

Scottish delivery firm Menzies Distribution has formally opened its new 10,400 square foot distribution centre at Elgin Business Park in northern Scotland.

The new unit, employing 25 staff and drivers, will handle around 2500 pallets and parcels a day.

Operations manager Stephen Cameron said: “It will be a very busy depot. We’ll be servicing around 2000-2500 parcels a day along with, in the very near future, a number of pallets as well.

“In terms of staff facilities it’s a huge step forward from the sites we had in Elgin, Keith and Forres.

“Currently we’re operating two electric vehicles in the area. We’re looking to up this to four very quickly and to six by the end of the year.

“It will be a busy business park eventually so it’s great for the area as well. It’s a fantastic facility and massively positive for us.

Stephen Mooney, Menzies parcels operations director, said the business was committed to growing its network in the north of Scotland. He said: “This latest investment is not only bringing new jobs to Elgin but will also support the growth and momentum we are seeing across the sectors we serve from news, retail and e-commerce, to packaging, healthcare, field engineering and food.

“As the pre-eminent Northern Highlands & Islands, Grampian and Argyll logistics provider, I’m particularly pleased that we will be able to make our electric vehicle charging points widely available and play a role in developing the charging ecosystem.”