Parcels delivery giant Hermes has completed the installation of a third sortation tier at its Rugby super hub, which at 270,000sq ft is claimed to be Europe’s largest automated parcels sortation centre. The £16m project enhances existing output by 40% with the capability to process 1.35 million parcels each day With Hermes’ volumes now at 383 million parcels a year (compared with the 340 million forecast) and still growing at 15% annually the company – part of the German Otto […]
Hermes has won a five-year contract extension with plus-size women’s clothing firm JD Williams, for handling UK and cross-border home deliveries. The extended deal, which will run until 2017, will see the parcels firm handling more than 15 million items per year for JD Williams’ 32 brands. Goods will be collected from DCs in Shaw, Greater Manchester and Hadfield, Derbyshire, in a fleet of 15 trailers before being transported to Hermes’ northern hub in Warrington for sorting and onward delivery […]
The GMB union is taking legal action against Hermes as part of its wider campaign against the gig economy.