Trans UK Logistics opens new depot

Trans UK Logistics, part of The APC Overnight network has opened a new, 18,000 square foot warehouse and yard at Astbury Business Park in London to meet demand from its customers.

The new site has been opened due to a 42% increase in demand for deliveries from its customers, and will enable Trans UK Logistics to serve businesses in the SE1, SE3-27 and SW2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 16 postcodes with Overnight, Sameday and International parcels collection and delivery. The extra warehouse space will also allow the company to store, pick, pack and fulfil orders for its customers.

Richard Woods, Managing Director at Trans UK Logistics, said: “When we took over the business back in 2019, we never anticipated that we would quickly grow to become one of the top delivery depots within The APC network. All of our staff have worked relentlessly to support this growth, and that of our customers. Despite the challenges faced through the pandemic, we’re proud to see that so many of our SME customers across the local area have thrived and really proven their resilience and entrepreneurialism.

We know how important it is for our customers to have us at their side at every step of the delivery process, especially as they’ve had to adapt and evolve in recent months. We want to contribute positively to local businesses, providing them with improved service options through our new depot, and doing the hard work when it comes to the delivery process, so they can concentrate on their own growth and success.”

At the same time, Trans UK Logistics is looking to take on new staff across customer services, warehousing and drivers to meet its ongoing increased demand.

Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive at APC Overnight, said: “The strength and resilience of the UK’s SMEs throughout the pandemic has really shone through across The APC network. Even now, as the final lockdown restrictions are lifted, we are still seeing high demand for delivery services. Shopping habits have changed, with consumers continuing to shop online and businesses consequently still relying on carriers to get these items delivered. The ongoing dedication and hard work of our colleagues at Trans UK Logistics will be key to supporting this, ensuring that the needs of customers are recognised, and working closely with them to ensure those needs are met.”

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