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DX has opened the first of eight new parcel depots due for launch during its current financial year ending 1 July 2023.

Located on Paycocke Road in Basildon, Essex, it will support the continued expansion of the Group’s DX Express division, which manages the parcels operations.

The site will primarily serve the Southend and Chelmsford areas, complementing the DX Express depot in Harlow, and be exclusively dedicated to secure, next-day delivery of parcels and documents for both B2B and B2C customers.

DX Express said its parcels service has shown double-digit growth over the last financial year and the group sees significant potential for this service.

The locally-based, more personal service is an attractive differentiator in the marketplace, it added.

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DX is putting heavy new investment in DX Express and DX Freight and is currently in the second year of a £20-£25m group-wide investment programme.

As well as expanding and upgrading its delivery network, it is investing in new vehicles, including electric vans, equipment and new technology.

Martin Illidge, MD of DX Express, commented: “The new depots will help to support the continuing growth of our parcels service, with the new site reinforcing our presence in Essex.

“An important element in growing our parcels operation has been our model of providing a high-quality, more localised and personal service, and we look forward to further expansion, which the group is supporting with significant new investment.”