hermes hub

Hermes has opened its new Rugby super hub, increasing its overall parcel processing capacity by almost 50%.

Carole Hermes Rugby hub

Hermes CEO Carole Woodhead 'breaks ground' on the Rugby super hub

The parcel carrier broke ground on the new £31m facility in January 2016.

Creating more than 100 new jobs in the area, the new hub covers 270,000ft² and increases the network's processing capacity by 45%.

The hub is fitted with two sortation tiers from manufacturer Baumer, and can process up to one million parcels a day.

Hermes CEO Carole Woodhead said: "We are extremely proud to officially open our Midlands Super Hub in Rugby.

“A retailer’s top priority is to have complete confidence in their delivery partner’s capacity during peak. This £31m investment guarantees that we will continue to operate a highly proficient operation throughout the year, including those intense and prolonged spikes of activity.

“The facility significantly strengthens our network and infrastructure, vastly enhances our throughput capability, and guarantees that we are in the best possible position to support the UK’s retail industry for many years to come.”