Strong growth at DPD

Operating profits at DPD grew by 12% past year to £121 million and turnover grew by 11% to £895 million.

DPD UK’s annual report for the year to 31 December 2017 said that the largest share of revenue continues to come from next day delivery. It continues to grow revenues from premium, International, and specialist value added services.

A highlight among this is that outbound international series Salt growth faster than that of domestic services. The report stated, “The company continued to benefit from its group membership of the leading European road-based DPD network.”

The company has been investing its depot network. “The company will also look to explore and expand its network of depots within all major city centres in the coming years as part of its “urban logistics” focus,” it said.

Another point of interest: in its 2016 annual report DPD said it would buy back the franchises of the former Interlink network over the next 10 years to secure the capacity required meet continuing demand. In 2017, DPD Local bought out nine franchises.