DPD develops further infrastructure ahead of peak season


DPD has invested £10m in a new distribution centre in Dunstable and a further four depots across the UK ahead of Christmas. The parcel operator expects its volumes to be up over 20% year-on-year for the period.

The 63,603 sq ft distribution centre in Dunstable is double the size of DPD’s standard depots and will serve up to 155 routes. It can handle 6,000 packages an hour or 25,000 a day.

DPD’s four new depots are located in Goole (47,145 sq ft), Aberdeen (42,842 sq ft), Bicester (30,385 sq ft) and Park Royal (45,041 sq ft).

The company’s CEO Dwain McDonald commented, “In the last few years DPD has enjoyed unprecedented growth. 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 allow us to continue to deliver a first class service to businesses, online retailers and their customers for years to come.”

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Source: DPD

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