Royal Mail launches North West Super Hub

Royal Mail has put its new Warrington Northwest Super Hub into operation. The 32,000 square metre unit will be able to sort up to 40,000 parcels per hour.

The Royal Mail site will operate seven days a week and uses the latest scanning, sorting and tracking technology. Even so, during peak periods it will employ up to 600 staff at the site – vital jobs in the Northwest of England.

Simon Thompson, CEO of Royal Mail, said: “Royal Mail is now a parcels business that also delivers letters. Our new parcels Super Hub will allow us to give consumers exactly what they want – being able to order products very late in the day to have them delivered the very next day, seven days a week. 

“This is a giant step forward in our journey to 90% parcel automation by the end of next year. We can compete and win in the parcels market which will give our team the job security they deserve both today and tomorrow.”

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