DX - Warrington Depot (April 2023)[51411]

Parcel freight and logistics specialist DX Group is expanding its freight-handling capacity with the opening of two new dedicated freight facilities in Warrington and Heathrow.

This latest investment takes the number of sites opened, relocated or expanded since the start of the current financial year to a total of eight.

The company said the opening of the two new facilities marks the continuing expansion of both the Group’s DX Freight division, which specialises in parcel freight and, in particular, irregular dimension and weight (IDW) items, and its DX Express division, which provides secure, tracked B2B and B2C deliveries.

The Warrington site (pictured), which was previously occupied by DX Express, has been repurposed with its 30,290 sq ft of space adapted to suit the needs of DX Freight, including the installation of a new raised loading-dock. The DX Express operation that was in Warrington has been relocated to Haydock.

The site at Heathrow is locted at a unit vacated by DX Express following its move to a new site in Bracknell and is adjacent to existing freight facilities at Lakeside Road Industrial Estate.

The expanded site doubles the freight-handling capacity in Heathrow, and supports the existing regional hub’s operations.

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Both investments are aimed at increasing the group’s freight capacity, improving operational efficiency and enhancing customer service, the company said this week.

Further investment in the depot network is planned over the remainder of DX's current financial year which runs to 1 July 2023, as part of the group's ongoing £20m-£25m investment programme.

Alongside investment in its delivery networks, DX is also continuing to invest in new fleet, including electric vehicles, parcel-handling mechanisation and new technology.

Paul Ibbetson, DX Group chief executive officer, said: "We have substantially increased investment in the depot network over recent years and this latest investment at Heathrow and Warrington significantly increases DX freight’s capacity in two important regions.

“As well as delivering further capacity, the investment will help us to continue to maintain very high service levels as we expand, which is critical to our continued success.

"Plans are well under way for further investment in the depot network over the remainder of the year," he added.