Whistl subsidiary Parcelhub has opened a new depot in Leeds to meet growing demand from West Yorkshire-based e-commerce retailers for its parcel consolidation and multi-carrier services.

The 11,000 sqft depot is located on the Confederation Park at Lowfields Road, close to the M621. Parcelhub has a second Yorkshire hub, located near Sheffield.

The site will initially be operated by 13 employees of which 10 are already working with the company. Parcelhub said that, as the site grows, the operations will generate more job opportunities which will include supervisors, collections drivers and warehouse operators.

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Whistl has opened several Parcelhub branded depots in recent years with the latest in September in Smethwick, West Bromwich. Other sites cover the East and West Midlands, East London and Essex.

Steve Marjoram, Parcelhub managing director, said: "We are delighted to be expanding our ability to provide ecommerce retailers in West Yorkshire with a personalised service and local collections and consolidation of their parcel volume through one point of contact. These customers will now benefit from our attractive carrier rates which have been secured due to our size and scale.”