APC Overnight is to increase both parcel sortation and truck parking capacity at its Staffordshire HQ in preparation for the Christmas peak. The £6m investment will see an additional two sortation systems installed at its Cannock hub by the end of this month, increasing sortation capacity to between 15,000 and 20,000 parcels per hour. It currently is able to process between 20,000 and 25,000 parcels a night. It also includes the acquisition of a 2.5 acre plot of land adjacent […]
Construction work on the Co-operative Group’s new £20m RDC in Avonmouth has been completed. Developers Gallan Group and Stoford have handed over the keys to the site at Cabot Park on Poplar Way to the supermarket chain. Deliveries into the RDC will begin this month, building up to full operation in May 2013 when the fitting out and stocking of the site will be complete. The 435,750ft² facility, near junction 18 on the M5, will employ around 900 staff, some […]
Aberdeenshire-based Grampian Continental has opened its second European hub as a result of an increase in oil industry work on the Continent. The firm, which has another base in the Netherlands, has opened a 1,500ft² warehouse in Verona, Italy, to assist with its contracts in Italy and Cyprus. It hopes that this new warehouse will open up new areas for business growth across Europe and North Africa. “This is a very exciting time for the company, the opening of the […]
DX Group has issued a profit warning, citing the shortage of HGV drivers as a key factor in driving up costs.