UK delivery provider DX has opened a regional hub in Merseyside and a depot in Shropshire.
The site in Merseyside comprises over 33,000ft2 and is located in Haydock on the newly redeveloped Connect Park. It is expected to be a major hub and depot for DX Express’s operations in the Northwest of England and the existing building has been extensively refurbished to fit DX’s operational requirements. The site in Shropshire is located in Shrewsbury on Battlefield Enterprise Park and replaces an existing site in the area. This new depot is substantially larger than its predecessor, thereby increasing DX’s capacity in the region.
The new sites will both serve the group’s parcel operations – part of the DX Express division – and provide secure, tracked B2B and B2C deliveries, backed by a strong focus on localized customer services. The company has set a target to open six new depots and relocate three depots in 2023. These openings are part of the group’s £20m-£25m (US$24.5m-US$30.6m) investment program, with spending also allocated to new vehicles, including electric vehicles, equipment and IT. As well as supporting ongoing growth, the expansion of the DX Express network is intended to improve operational efficiencies and bring operations closer to customers, reinforcing the division’s locally based services.
Paul Ibbetson, CEO of DX, commented, “Our parcels operation is growing strongly and the significant investment we are putting into expanding our delivery network will support further growth, improve operational efficiencies, and further underpin high service levels. The new hub at Haydock in Merseyside makes us operationally and commercially more effective in the region; the relocation to a larger new depot in Shrewsbury substantially increases capacity in that area.”
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