Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

DPD invests £2.4m in UK expansion

DPD has invested £2.4 million in three new depots in Dagenham, Bridgwater, and Feltham, as well as a new purpose built replacement depot at Raunds in Northamptonshire, which are collectively expected to create up to 100 jobs.

The parcel firm said the expansion comes as a result of a significant increase in B2C parcel volumes, being generated by its one-hour timeslot service, Predict.

Its new 33,500 sq ft Dagenham site will handle increased volumes of parcels East of London, servicing 20 new routes.

The 20,000 sq ft Bridgwater facility is located on the Dunball Industrial Estate, and will service 34 new routes across Somerset and surrounding areas.

Situated near Heathrow, the 30,000 sq ft Feltham depot will help manage parcel volumes in South London, while supporting existing sites in Southall and Croydon.

DPD’s new 43,000 sq ft Raunds facility replaces its Rushden depot, which was more than 20 years old.

The company said it now offer improved access to the A14 and A45, as well as the latest automated sorting technology, hoping to improve the efficiency of the operation.

“Predict has enabled us to deliver revenue growth in excess of €100 million (£83.7 million) for the second year in succession,” said chief executive officer, Dwain McDonald.