The Delivery Group opens US$2.6m hub in Kent

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E-commerce and specialist mail services firm The Delivery Group has opened a new £2m (US$2.6m) mail processing hub in Aylesford, Kent, this week (March 11).

The new premises will enable The Delivery Group to support the rapidly growing delivery demand from e-commerce clients based outside London, and the Kent location has been specifically chosen for its proximity to prime motorway (freeway) links to the company’s main suppliers.

The site comprises a 25,000ft² (2,300m²) warehouse and office space, which has been purpose-built by the company. The new hub will host over 50 staff and will process over 100,000 packages each month.

Steve Stokes, CEO, The Delivery Group, commented, “This is an exciting time of growth for the company and this investment outlines our determination to offer exceptional value and service to clients throughout the UK.

“We move 1.6 million items a month of tracked and untracked mail and parcels both domestically and internationally. The new Kent hub complements our existing sites in Warrington, Luton and Central London and enables us to effortlessly handle the growing volume of parcels and packages that we are processing on behalf of the UK’s rapidly expanding e-commerce marketplace.”

The site was officially opened with the unveiling of a plaque by the mayor of Tonbridge and Malling, councillor Pam Bates, on March 11.

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