DHL Supply Chain has announced the opening of a new multi-user, multi-purpose facility in Avonmouth, England, enabling customers to reduce wasted space and overheads by using shared facilities and vehicles. The 11-acre regional distribution centre based outside Bristol, will service the south-west region, allowing deliveries into regional towns and cities with fewer vehicles and journeys. With 120,000 sq ft of ambient chambers and 35,000 sq ft of temperature-controlled sheds, the facility is designed to cater for a range of needs. Flexible dock doors and ground level access points will allow for a range of vehicles to be controlled from the site and electric vehicles and charging points have been included with sustainability in mind.
Ian Clough, DHL Supply Chain Managing Director of Network Logistics and Transport in UK and Ireland, said, “We know that our customers are looking for new solutions to drive efficiencies and reduce their supply chain costs. What’s more, our research shows that 75% of transport managers in believe that urbanisation is a growing trend set to impact business over the next two years. With this new state of the art facility at Avonmouth, we’re rising to that challenge. The multi-user, multi-purpose proposition offers strategic and financial benefits for businesses that are open to fresh ideas and trying a new way of doing things.”
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