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Whistl is accelerating its expansion into e-fulfillment with the opening of three new depots.

The move will create 200 new jobs, the company also confirmed.

The most significant development is on a 300,000sq ft site within Magna Park South, Lutterworth (pictured) - Whistl’s largest dedicated 3PL and distribution facility situated within the Midlands’ ‘Golden Triangle’ of providers.

When complete, it will have parking for 41 HGVs with 28 dock levellers and two level access points. It is built to operate at a 15% lower carbon footprint and has 12 electric charging points.

The second 133,000sq ft depot is adjacent to Whistl’s Northampton, Moulton Park depot, which opened last autumn and reached capacity by the end of the year. As with the Magna Park South site this is a new build with a BREEAM rating of 'Excellent'.

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The final 35,000sq ft Plymouth depot is for Clientbase e-fulfilment. Whistl acquired the site in 2020, increasing the number of depots it has in Devon to three with 135,000sq ft capacity.

Whistl now has 11 fulfilment sites across the UK with over 1.4m sq ft pick and pack and returns warehouse capability and is targeting medium-sized B2C and B2B retailers with a single account managed end-to-end fulfilment solution.

Whistl chief executive Nick Wells said: “We are significantly investing in capacity for Whistl Fulfilment which is being driven by new customer demand for our services. Filling Northampton in a matter of weeks of opening demonstrates the attractiveness of the Whistl Fulfilment proposition. We now have the scale and flexibility to meet the increasingly complex demands of our e-commerce customers.

“These new additions to our portfolio demonstrate our commitment to reducing our carbon impact and leading to longer-term benefits for colleagues, customers and the communities we work within."