The APC has seen a 3.5% year-on-year growth in turnover to £109m for the 2018/19 financial year, with a total gross profit of £15.6m.
The company has seen a surge in its ‘Fragile & Liquid’ services, following investment, which has allowed the sortation premises to expand and process more fragile deliveries per hour as demand rises across the UK. Capacity in the dedicated ‘Fragile and Liquid’ service has doubled in the last year, driven by the ongoing popularity of craft beers and gins.
Supporting its success, the business has also seen an 18% increase in the average number of employees over the last 12 months despite a 5% in employment across the industry, according to the ONS EMP13: Employment by industry, August 2019.
The APC’s head office, based in Cannock, UK, has invested in expanding its workforce. It has maintained an ongoing commitment to ensure its business model is based on permanent contracts of employment. Additionally, the business has continued to invest in technology across the network as the IT transformation programme continues, introducing enhanced visibility for the consumer on driver proximity and driver arrival ETA for ad hoc collections.
The APC is planning to invest further in 2020, as it aims to expand its capacity, customer base and offered services in line with market needs. Over the next year, the company aims to build on the potential of its depots, particularly through their same-day delivery capabilities, while also establishing the largest range of overnight services for SMEs in the UK.
The APC has also introduced a dedicated Training Academy for new employees. Sitting alongside its Next Generation leadership development initiative, the academy provides an in-depth induction training programme to ensure efficiency, security and safety.
Source: APC Overnight
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