Parcel, freight and secure courier delivery specialist DX Group has opened a major new regional hub in Haydock, Merseyside, boosting its presence in the North West.

The new hub will serve the group’s freight division, and in particular its irregular dimension and weight (IDW) delivery services.

This is the second former Tuffnells Express site to be brought back into operation by DX, following the group's purchase of 15 Tuffnell sites in June from Tuffnells’ administrator. The first was a depot in Newport Wales, which DX opened in August.

The Haydock site is located on a 3.3 acre site in the Yew Tree trading estate, north-east of Haydock and
close to both the M6 and M62 motorways.

It has a purpose-built 19,644 sq ft cross dock warehouse and capacity for 52 trailers and a two storey office building to the front of the site.

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This latest opening continues DX’s programme to expand and develop its depot network, which DX said this week "significantly" increases the Group’s freight capabilities in the North West.

The new regional hub will also improve operational efficiencies, reduce stem mileage and carbon emissions, and enhance customer service levels, the group added.

Paul Ibbetson, DX chief executive officer, said: "We continue to invest significantly in the business and are pleased to add the new regional hub in Haydock to our freight division.

"This opening substantially increases our freight capability in the North West of England, giving us the additional capacity we need to handle the growth that we are seeing. It also supports our drive for further efficiencies and environmental and service benefits.

“Enlarging and improving the depot network underpins the continued successful delivery of our
growth plans over the short to medium term, and we look forward to reporting on further openings
over the coming months."