Ocado is opening two more depots this year as it continues with plans to increase capacity in its distribution network. The online supermarket opened a 36,000ft² depot in Dagenham, Essex, this month and plans to open a second depot, a 20,000ft² site on the Knowsley Industrial Park in Liverpool, in November. Ocado says both sites are required to meet demand from the firm’s “dramatic expansion” in both regions. It will operate 120 vehicles from each site and is currently looking […]
Shropshire-based Maiden’s of Telford has added 16 MANs to its fleet, and plans to double its warehouse’s capacity this year as business confidence continues to soar in the local area.
Somerset-based Framptons Transport Services is set to open its new Mendip DC in early January. The new £5m, 85,000 ft² DC has been built on time and within budget by local building contractor Ken Biggs. The Shepton Mallet-based facility will increase Framptons’ storage capacity to 175,000 ft² of food-grade facilities in the region when it opens in the new year. With 14,000 individually racked and bar-coded pallet spaces, the DC will use mechanical handling equipment and narrow aisle racking to […]
The holding company for Eddie Stobart said revenues had increased by 2% for the year ending 30 November 2020, to £874.3m.