Consumer delivery specialist Hermes UK has announced the opening of a new distribution center in Mill Lane, Warrington, near Manchester, on the site of the ex-Royal Mail North West Distribution Centre.
The company highlights that over 550 seasonal temporary jobs have been created at the 185,000ft2 warehouse, which has been opened ahead of the busy Black Friday and Christmas peak periods.
The new facility will be able to handle over 450,000 parcels each day with the ability to operate 24/7 if needed. Hermes notes that the center forms part of an ongoing investment program in the UK to expand its capacity to meet the increased demand from online shopping, with the company estimating that it will see record parcel volumes later this year.
Sam Spring, depot manager at the new site, commented, “During a year where we have learned to take nothing for granted, it is fantastic to be opening a new hub for Hermes where business continues to grow, allowing us to provide much needed job opportunities during these uncertain times.
“The new team has worked extremely hard to get the site ready for what will be one of the busiest periods of the year and ensure that our customers continue to get a fantastic service.”