Whistl to open three new fulfillment sites in UK

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Whistl, the UK-based provider of e-fulfillment solutions, has announced it is to accelerate its expansion into e-fulfillment with the opening of three new depots.

The largest building will be a 300,000ft site within Magna Park South, Lutterworth. This site will be the company’s largest dedicated 3PL logistics and distribution facility situated within the Midlands’ ‘Golden Triangle’ of logistics providers. When complete, it will have parking for 41 HGVs, with 28 dock levelers and two level access points.  It is built to operate at a 15% lower carbon footprint and has 12 electric charging points.

The second, 133,000ft, depot is to be constructed adjacent to Whistl’s Northampton, Moulton Park depot that was opened in the autumn of 2020 and quickly reached capacity by the end of the year. As with the Magna Park South site, this is a new build with a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.

The final, 35,000ft depot in Plymouth will be built for Clientbase Fulfilment that Whistl acquired in 2020 and increases the number of depots in Devon to three with 135,000ft capacity. Whistl expects to create 200 new jobs across the three new sites.

Whistl now has 11 fulfillment sites across the UK with over 1,400,000ft pick-and-pack and returns warehouse capability and is targeting medium sized B2C and B2B retailers with a single account managed end-to-end fulfillment solution.

Nick Wells, CEO of Whistl, commented, “We are significantly investing in capacity for Whistl Fulfilment which is being driven by new customer demand for our services.  Filling Northampton in a matter of weeks of opening demonstrates the attractiveness of the Whistl Fulfilment proposition. We now have the scale and flexibility to meet the increasingly complex demands of our e-commerce customers.

“These new additions to our portfolio demonstrate our commitment to reducing our carbon impact and leading to longer term benefits for colleagues, customers and the communities we work within.”

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