Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Hermes expansion plans

Hermes has opened a new northern distribution hub in Warrington and is enhancing its depot network with an additional location in Crawley, West Sussex, and an expanded site in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

The developments are designed to enable Hermes to deliver key service benefits to customers and support the company’s growth strategy moving forward.

The northern distribution hub is located at the Warrington South Distribution Park and provides 100,000 sq ft of warehousing space. The Crawley depot will increase Hermes’ network to 20 UK sites when it becomes operational in September this year, creating 34 new jobs.

The 45,000 sq ft facility provides excellent access to the M23 and M25 motorways and will handle forecasted parcel volume expansion in the south east of England as a result of increased business from a number of new and existing clients.

Meanwhile, Hermes is relocating to a new site at Vector 31 Business Park in Rotherham as a result of recent business growth. The 35,600 sq ft warehouse will replace an existing smaller depot in the region and was selected due to the facility’s quality and layout as well as the ease of access to the motorway network.

Carole Woodhead, CEO of Hermes in the UK commented: “These latest improvements to our hub and depot infrastructure mean we possess the necessary capacity within our network to achieve our future growth plans and are well prepared to handle high volumes during the forthcoming peak period.”