DX has opened a depot in Plymouth in the UK. It is the fourth of eight depots expected to be opened this financial year.
The depot is located on the Language One industrial estate in Plymouth and will serve the Plymouth and Truro areas. The depot will be predominantly dedicated to the group’s parcel activity, supporting the continuing growth of the DX Express division. DX Express previously shared premises in Plymouth with the group’s freight division. According to the company, the transition to a standalone facility enables both divisions to expand their operations in the area and improve service levels.
The opening of this facility marks a step in DX’s growth plans. The group is currently in the second year of a £20m-£25m (US$24m-US$30m) investment program, designed to support the long-term growth of its two divisions, DX Express and DX Freight. Alongside investment in expanding and upgrading its delivery networks, DX is investing in vehicles, including electric vans, equipment and new technology.
Mark Hammond, executive chairman of DX (Group), commented, “Opening this new depot in Plymouth marks another step forward in our growth plans for the group. It is the fourth of eight new depots we currently expect to open by next summer. The facility will mainly serve DX’s Parcels operation in the area, which previously shared a site with the group’s freight activities. It creates additional capacity for both operations. We see very good growth opportunities for Parcels, where our service-driven, locally based proposition is a strong differentiator and we have a clear focus on those market segments we wish to address.”