Whistl has announced that Parcelhub, its UK-based provider of multi-carrier delivery solutions and proactive tracking support, has opened a 10,000ft2 depot at Meridian Business Park in Leicester, just off Junction 21 of the M1 motorway. The depot opening will create 10 new jobs.
The new depot will support Parcelhub’s expansion of a single daily parcel collection service for SME and mid-market retailers, wholesalers and brands throughout Leicestershire, Rutland and the north of Northamptonshire. They will then have access to over 600 delivery service options for their customers through 20 carrier partners both in the UK and internationally.
Currently Parcelhub’s Nottingham depot collects and redistributes up to 20,000 tracked parcels per week from Leicester. The new Leicester depot enables extra capacity and better collection performance for its existing East Midlands-based clients.
Whistl acquired Parcelhub in 2018 as part of its growth strategy into parcel delivery and e-fulfilment logistics management. Parcelhub is headquartered in Colwick Quays, Nottingham, and has depots throughout the Midlands and South Yorkshire.
Steve Marjoram, MD of Parcelhub, commented, “For the past 10 years, our 11,000ft2 parcel collection and redistribution unit in Nottingham has grown rapidly and has reached capacity with up to 50,000 tracked parcels a week. Currently Parcelhub’s Nottingham depot collects and redistributes up to 20,000 tracked parcels per week from Leicester alone. Introducing this new 10,000ft2 Leicester depot means we can provide extra capacity and better collection performance for Parcelhub’s existing East Midlands-based clients.”