Delivery company DPD has invested more than £10m in a new, purpose built 63,000 sft ft distribution centre in Dunstable and new depots in Bicester, London’s Park Royal, Goole and Aberdeen as the company gears up for this season’s peak, which is expected to see planned parcel volumes up over 20% on last year.
The investment will create 105 new jobs initially in roles that range from operations to drivers with the locations growing significantly over the coming years.
DPD’s CEO Dwain McDonald said: “We’ve invested heavily in developing our distribution network and in creating a range of innovative, customer focused services. These new depots are the latest in our ongoing investment in our infrastructure and will make a huge impact on our distribution network, both in terms of extra capacity and greater efficiency. The new locations will also give our drivers better access to major road networks, improving our journey times,” he said.
Where the new depots are:
Dunstable: Woodside Industrial Estate, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4TP
DPD has invested in a new purpose built 63,603 sq ft distribution centre on the Woodside Industrial Estate in Dunstable which will significantly increase the firm’s capacity in the area. The new distribution centre is double the size of DPD’s standard depot sites and will service up to 115 new routes. Fitted out with state-of-the-art, fully automated sorting conveyers the site will have the capacity to handle 6,000 packages an hour (25,000 a day). Initially 35 new jobs will be created at the new site.
Goole: Ozone Business Park, Ozone Way, Howden, DN14 7SE
DPD has invested in a new, purpose built depot in Howden. The 47,145 sq ft depot on Ozone Business Park, near Junction 37 of the M62, will significantly boost DPD’s parcel distribution services across East Yorkshire and the wider region and will service up to 75 new routes. Initially 20 new jobs will be created at the depot.
Aberdeen: Badentoy Industrial Estate (North), Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4ZD
DPD has opened a new, purpose built 42,842 sq ft depot on the Badentoy Industrial Estate in Aberdeen. Fitted out with new state-of-the-art automated parcel sorting technology, the depot will service up to 90 new routes. Initially 20 new jobs will be created at the depot.
Bicester: Bicester Park, Charbridge Way, Bicester, OX26 4SS
DPD has relocated its Bicester depot to a new 30,385 sq ft site at Bicester Park. The new depot increases DPD’s capacity to service up to 85 new routes in the area and will initially create 25 new jobs.
Park Royal: Nucleus Park, Park Royal, London, NW10 7XT
DPD has relocated to a new 45,041 sq ft depot in Park Royal, London. The new state-of-the-art depot replaces DPD’s old depot based at King’s Cross and will allow the company to service up to 50 new routes. Initially five new jobs will be created at the new location.
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