DX has expanded its freight-handling capacity by opening two dedicated freight facilities in Warrington and Heathrow in the UK.
During March 2023, DX Express activities at Warrington were moved to new dedicated facilities in Haydock in the UK. This has enabled the vacated site, which is on the Appleton Industrial Estate, to be repurposed and the 2,800m2 of space adapted to suit the needs of DX Freight. This has included the installation of a new raised loading dock.
The site at Heathrow is a unit vacated by DX Express following its move to a new site in Bracknell and is adjacent to existing freight facilities at Lakeside Road Industrial Estate. The expanded site doubles the freight-handling capacity at Heathrow and will support the existing regional hub’s operations, increasing potential throughput for the region.
The opening of these two new facilities reflects the continuing expansion of the group’s DX Freight division, which specializes in parcel freight and awkward-to-hand freight (irregular dimension and weight [IDW] items), and its DX Express division, which provides secure, tracked B2B and B2C deliveries. Both investments are expected to not only increase the group’s freight capacity but also improve operational efficiency and customer service.
Further investment in the depot network is planned over the remainder of DX’s current financial year ending July 1, 2023, as part of the group’s ongoing £20-£25m (US$25-30m) investment program. Alongside the substantial investment in its delivery networks, DX continues to invest in new electric vehicles, parcel-handling mechanization and technology.
Paul Ibbetson, CEO of DX Group, commented, “We have substantially increased investment in the depot network over recent years and this latest investment at Heathrow and Warrington significantly increases DX Freight’s capacity in two important regions. As well as delivering further capacity, the investment will help us to continue to maintain very high service levels as we expand, which is critical to our continued success. Plans are well underway for further investment in the depot network over the remainder of the year.”
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