Delivery specialists DX Group has opened a depot in Sligo, as it launches its expansion into the Republic of Ireland.

The new 7,500 sq. ft. facility is located on Toberbride Business Park in Collooney, Sligo and will cover Counties Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo and Roscommon.

The opening of the Sligo depot marks the start of a plan to expand the DX network within the Republic of Ireland.

Announcing the launch, the group said it is ”actively sourcing” additional locations to increase service and capacity across the country.

The Sligo depot adds capacity for the group’s Parcels operation - part of the DX Express division which provides highly secure, tracked deliveries.

The new depot also improves operational efficiencies, reduces stem mileage, carbon emissions, and enhances customer service levels.

The group added that the DX Parcels operation remains a major area of growth for it and that further capital investment is planned over the remainder of the year to support this strategy.

Paul Ibbetson, DX Group chief executive, said: ”We are pleased to be opening our first regional depot in the Republic of Ireland.This is a statement of intent to increase the DX presence in ROI.

”The new depot in Sligo will provide our Express operations with greater capacity and increase capability in the area. It also helps to make us more efficient and reduces our stem mileage, which in turn will lower our overall carbon emissions.

“We have invested significantly in our depot network over the past few years and will continue this programme across the Group, including IT, vehicles and equipment.”