Hermes opened its 160,000ft² Warrington hub last week, which is capable of handing 550,000 parcels per day. The £14m hub will help the operator expand its next-day and international delivery services, as well as increase capacity for the Christmas peak. An automated scanner with the ability to process 20,000 parcels an hour (pictured right) has also been installed at the site. The operator has created 60 additional roles with the opening of the hub in various positions. Hermes CEO Carole […]
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