Parcel and freight delivery group DX has opened three new sites as it accelerates its depot network expansion programme.
The three new depots, at Dewsbury, Grimsby and Luton, add further capacity to both of DX’s divisions - DX Freight, which specialises in the delivery of irregular dimension and weight (IDW) items, and DX Express, which offers secure, tracked and express delivery services for documents, pouches and parcels.
The new Dewsbury depot extends DX Freight’s network in West Yorkshire, while the two new depots at Grimsby and Luton boost its operations in north-east Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire.
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Together the depots have a combined square footage of over 75,000 sq ft, with the new Grimsby site over double the size of the depot it replaces. They take the total number of new or upgraded sites in 2021 to nine. As well as increasing capacity, these are driving higher customer service levels and improved productivity across the network, the company said.
Further new depot openings are planned over the next two years.
DX chief executive, Lloyd Dunn said: “Investment in the group’s depot network has been a major focus this year, and these latest depot openings demonstrate the ambition we have for both DX Freight and DX Express. The new sites not only step up our capacity but also support higher customer service levels. We expect to open further sites as we continue with the group’s expansion plans.”