DPD and Interlink Express parent Geopost UK has submitted plans for a depot in Etruria, near Stoke-on-Trent. The depot, which a spokesman confirmed to Motortransport.co.uk is in addition to DPD’s investment in 15 new or upgraded hubs and depots by the end of 2015, will include spaces for 16 HGVs and 120 vans if given the green light. Documents submitted to Stoke-on-Trent City Council in September also include plans for a 60,000ft² site, including 50,000ft² of warehousing space. The spokesman […]
Pall-Ex member FTS Hatswell wants to expand its storage capacity further since moving into bigger premises in June last year. It moved into the new 67,500ft² warehouse in on the Deeside industrial estate in Flintshire last summer, extending its operation that was previously based there and increasing its storage capacity to 185,000ft² over three sites. Financial director Colin Broster said the additional space is already “more or less full” since the firm won new customers and received increased business from […]
Kitchenware retailer Lakeland is to spend £10m expanding its DC in Cumbria by 50% to provide additional capacity to match expected sales growth in the UK and abroad. The company celebrated record sales in 2012 and is looking to add to its 60-strong high street presence in the UK in the coming years, as well as opening shops abroad. With e-commerce sales averaging double digit growth year-on-year at present, it has decided to sign off on a project to expand […]
It is an unrealistic consumer expectation, not poor performance from parcel carriers, that has led to a report suggesting a third of peak-time parcels are delivered at the wrong time, according to a market expert.