Left to right: Mark Thomas, Simon Hammett and Robbie Evans from Bridgetime Transport

Bridgetime Transport, part of The APC network, has opened a new operational parcel depot in Cwmbran.

The depot has a workforce of 17 and will be looking to recruit for more roles in the local area in the coming months to meet increased demand from the region’s burgeoning SME community.

The new location on the Avondale Industrial Estate provides 5,000sq ft of warehouse space, more than double its original space of 2,000sq ft.

This will allow the company to expand its overnight parcel collection and delivery service offerings to local businesses; particularly its specialist fragile, security and liquid services, enabling local SMES to service a national customer base.

Robbie Evans, director of Bridgetime Transport, said: “Our new depot is perfectly placed to grow and serve the blossoming heart of Gwent’s entrepreneurial community. We view our customers as more than just a tracking number - they are real people working hard to serve their community, working in partnership with their delivery teams and drivers.

“Managed by Simon Hammett, with new facilities at our disposal and a growing team of enthusiastic logistics experts raring to go, we are excited to champion Welsh SMEs and help them flourish in the coming years.”

Jonathan Smith, chief executive at APC Overnight, said: “The new, larger depot will allow a member of the APC family to further strengthen and grow relationships with more businesses across the Gwent area – a region that has grown in volume by over 43% in recent years.

“Throughout this ongoing time of national crisis, the resilience of the SME has shone through. The hard work of our colleagues at Bridgetime Transport has helped support this resilience, allowing local SMEs to further evolve and thrive. We are very much looking forward to seeing how Bridgetime Transport continues to develop and support Wales’ growing SME community.”