Delivery solutions provider DX has announced the opening of a major regional hub in Haydock, Merseyside, in the UK. The hub will serve the group’s Freight division, and in particular its IDW (irregular dimension and weight) delivery services. It is the second former Tuffnells Express site to be brought back into operation by the group, having been secured in late June from Tuffnells’ administrator alongside 14 other sites.
The 3.3-acre (1.3ha) site is close to excellent transportation links, providing convenient access to both the M6 and M62 motorways. It has a purpose-built 19,644ft² cross-dock warehouse and capacity for 52 trailers, and there is also a two-story office building to the front of the site.
This latest opening continues DX’s program to expand and develop its depot network and substantially increases the group’s freight capabilities in the northwest of England. The hub will also improve operational efficiencies, reduce stem mileage and carbon emissions, and enhance customer service levels – a key focus for the group.
CEO Paul Ibbetson commented, “We continue to invest significantly in the business and are pleased to add the new regional hub in Haydock to our Freight division. This opening substantially increases our freight capability in the northwest of England, giving us the additional capacity we need to handle the growth that we are seeing. It also supports our drive for further efficiencies and environmental and service benefits. We look forward to reporting on further openings over the coming months.”