Whistl announced that it has opened a new Scottish depot in Tannochside, Uddingston. The company moved its existing Coatbridge operation to the new 5,000 square metre depot, which is three times larger than the old facility. The new depot employs 150 staff.
Whistl Chief Executive Nick Wells said: “The tripling of our capacity in Scotland with Tannochside will allow Whistl to further expand our customer base and continue to provide a high-quality and cost-efficient service. We are delighted to be investing further in Scotland, enabling more businesses and the public sector to benefit from our cost-efficient postal solutions and dedicated account management. This investment demonstrates our commitment to and leading role within the UK postal market.”
Recently, the conditions of an MBO were agreed provisionally between its managers and owner PostNL, following a review of PostNL’s business. Whistl has been a wholly owned subsidiary of PostNL since 2011 and was previously called TNT Post UK prior to a rebrand in September 2014. It had been a subsidiary of TNT Group until 2011.
Whistl states that it is the UK’s second largest postal operator with 1,500 employees generating a turnover of £625 million. It operates depots in Leeds, Warrington, Bristol, Iver, Rugby and Newtownabbey. The company has its head office in Marlow. Whistl has been operational in Scotland over the past nine years and collects mail and packets from 250 individual collection points across Scotland, with 1,200 clients in the public and private sector including Aegon and Standard Life.