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Delivery company opens new distribution hub

Posted by Trevor
June 18, 2014 in Property Development

Hermes has unveiled its new distribution centre in Warrington, which will become the hub for its parcel delivery service as it ramps up its offering to retail clients.

The warehouse, which sprawls over 15,000 square metres, has the capability to process up to 550,000 packages every day. That is nearly three times the capacity of its previous Warrington centre and brings an extra 60 permanent jobs to the firm.

As well as helping the business with its next day deliveries, Hermes will also use the facility to explore other avenues. It will become an innovation centre for new products and also act as a foundation for its international expansion.

Explaining that it will offer increased flexibility to meet the demands of its client base and meet the growth in online shopping, the boss of Hermes, Carole Woodhead, said:

“The new hub will ensure we continue to provide the best possible service for our clients. Its massive throughput capability and built in flexibility will allow us to meet any changing requirements they might have, such as later assured collection cut off times and a higher proportion of next-day delivery.”

A state of the art facility, the warehouse racking is controlled by an automated scanner that can process 20,000 packages per hour. The centre is also lit by energy efficient lighting and has bathrooms serviced by rainwater.

Other green credentials for the hub see it better optimise the use of its fleet vehicles, driving down costs and CO2 emissions.

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