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New hub for DPD

[ May 8, 2013   //   ]

DPD is to build a new £100m parcel hub at Hinckley Commercial Park in the East Midlands. The company has appointed property group Goodman to develop a 330,000 sq ft parcel hub on the site, close to J1 of the M69. Subject to planning permission being granted, the facility will be the largest of its kind in Europe, capable of handling 70,000 parcels an hour and will increase DPD’s overall parcel capacity by 65%. DPD’s three other hubs are all located in the West Midlands around Smethwick where there is less scope for major increases in capacity on the road network in future and the firm is already one of the largest employers.

In November 2012 the company announced a £175m package of investment which also included the refurbishment of two existing hubs and a major expansion of its nationwide network of depots including ten new depots over the next 15 months.

DPD CEO, Dwain McDonald, said: “We are investing significantly in the brand and delivering the network capacity we are going to need in the future for our customers. By continuing to invest in infrastructure and technology we will secure not only the 6,700 jobs we already provide in the UK, but also create another 1,500 new jobs across the UK in the next two years.”

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