DX - Burnley Depot

Delivery firm DX has opened a new depot near Burnley as part of continuing plans to expand its freight division.

The 21,000sq ft depot at Altham Industrial Estate, Accrington, increases the division’s footprint in the North West, providing additional capacity for further growth.

It also allows DX to enhance service levels to existing customers in the region and provide more localised customer care.

The divison specialises in B2B and B2C delivery of irregular dimension and weight freight (IDW).

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Last month the group revealed that it had completed the first phase of its turnaround by returning to adjusted pre-tax profit.

In the last year, revenues at DX Freight grew by 7% to approximately £170m and DX said it intends to significantly increase the division’s market share in IDW.

Approximately £4m of further investment in the division is planned over the next 12 months in technology, equipment and fleet, and additional new depot openings for both DX Freight and DX Express are scheduled in the new year.

“This new depot in Burnley significantly increases our presence in the North West region, and allows us to further enhance service levels to existing customers," said DX Freight MD Paul Ibbetson. "Further depot openings are planned during 2021 as we push forward with growth plans for the freight division.”

Added DX Group chief executive Lloyd Dunn: “DX Freight has undergone a remarkable transformation over the last three years. This latest depot opening is a sign of the confidence we have in the division and we are backing its growth with further investment.”