DPD showcases work on new US$188m super hub

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DPD has released aerial footage showing that work is well underway on the company’s £150m (US$188m) state-of-the-art parcel hub in Hinkley, Leicestershire.

The Hub 5 site is the size of 22 football pitches and the main hub building is 502m (1,656ft) long and 40m (131ft) wide. It will be DPD’s most secure and technologically advanced hub, fitted out with the very latest fully automated sortation technology, the optical character recognition software to automatically scan address information, over 300 security cameras and more than 3,000m (9,842ft) of conveyor. When fully operational, the giant hub will be able to sort 72,000 parcels per hour. 

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With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.

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