UK-based delivery provider DX group has reopened a further 10 of the 15 former Tuffnells Parcels Express depots that it took over from administration in late June 2023. Two other depots had been reopened previously.
The latest 10 depots will serve the group’s freight division, focusing on its irregular dimension and weight (IDW) delivery services. Four of the 10 sites are in new locations for the freight division. These are Andover, Hampshire; Haydock, Merseyside; Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire; and Lockerbie in south-west Scotland. The remaining six depots will replace existing freight locations in Carnforth, Lancashire; Crawley, West Sussex; Dewsbury and Leeds, both in West Yorkshire; Northampton, Northamptonshire; and Sheffield in South Yorkshire. All the new depots were acquired for their enhanced, purpose-built cross-dock facilities and transportation links.
DX has added more than 700 former Tuffnells customers to date, and over 350 former Tuffnells employees have joined the group. DX estimates that its market share in the IDW market has grown from 15% to around 25%.
Paul Ibbetson, CEO of DX (Group), commented, “These openings substantially increase our freight capability across the country, from the South of England, through the Midlands, Yorkshire and into Scotland. They will provide the additional capacity we need to handle the volume growth that we are experiencing. They will also support our drive for further efficiencies, [and] environmental and customer service benefits.
“Developing the depot network is a key component in delivering our continued growth plans, and we expect to be able to report on further openings over the coming months,” he said.