DPD invests £14m in four new purpose-built ‘super depots’.
The UK's fastest-growing major parcel delivery company DPD has invested £14m developing four new super depots in Cardiff, Dagenham, Exeter and Stoke. Covering at least 60,000 sq ft, each super-depot is double the size of DPD's standard depot sites, and will be capable of handling 25,000 parcels a day. The new purpose-built facilities are all fitted with state-of-the-art, fully automated sorting conveyers and have the capacity to handle 6,000 packages an hour – making them up to four times as efficient as older depots.
The four new super depots have all been delivered ahead of the Christmas parcel rush, and will contribute to what will be a record peak period for DPD, with planned parcel volumes 30% up on last year. The investment will create 170 new jobs this year in a range of roles – including operations and drivers – and each super depot will still have significant capacity to continue growing for years to come.