- 21 August 2017
- Transport / Logistics Services
Deutsche Post DHL subsidiary UK Mail is to invest £21 million in three new sites within the company’s UK regional network. The mail and parcel delivery company said that the investment is designed to support future growth.
Since the company was acquired by Deutsche Post DHL in December, UK Mail is now handling 20% greater volumes of parcels that it attributed to “increasing levels of imported and domestic traffic from the B2C retail sector”.
UK Mail announced that a new facility is to open in Enfield, north London in October 2017. The £10 million, 70,000 square foot site is three times the size of its existing operation in north London and is capable of handling up to 14,000 parcels a day.
In November this year, UK Mail is to open a new, 102,000 square foot facility in Milton Keynes. Parcel handling will move to the £11.8 million depot and there will also be a much larger customer call centre at the cite. The new Milton Keynes centre is three times larger than the existing site and will process up to 20,000 parcels per day.
In addition, UK Mail will also be open a new Aberdeen site in November, which will be double the size of the existing facility serving that area.
Peter Fuller, UK Mail’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “This investment in key sites is part of our strategic growth plan for the business. We’ve recently been awarded some major new contracts and we have ambitious targets to continue on this trajectory. To be successful we need to invest in the most effective infrastructure and equipment for our people to increase parcel handling capacity.”
The investment in these sites follows the recent extension of the company’s national hub in Ryton. The extension includes installation of a partly automated parcel sorting system which will increase the hub’s handling capacity to over 24,000 parcels an hour.
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