TNT Post UK to increase workforce by 20pc

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TNT Post plans to increase its workforce by 20 per cent by the end of 2010, as well as expanding its Iver hub, opening a facility in Northern Ireland and beginning the search for a new central distribution centre.

As part of its investment programme for 2010, the company is also set to invest more than £3 million in sorting and processing machinery, customer relationship management and new facilities.

New roles will be introduced across the business, including client managers, administrative and operational staff in postal depots, and positions within the national van fleet.

TNT Post currently has five regional offices and six depots in the UK, but is on the hunt for a central distribution hub to help improve operational efficiency and further increase capacity.

Additionally, it is set to increase the size of its Iver hub in Buckinghamshire by 40,000 sq ft.

TNT Post’s new hub in Northern Ireland will become fully operational in the autumn, following trials of its service over the past six months.

The company began operations in the UK six years ago and has expanded from handling 300 million items in its first full year to 2.66 billion items during 2009.

Nick Wells, chief executive of TNT Post in the UK, said: “We are dedicated to continued growth and strength of service offering, which can only be realised by a fully liberated postal market; a position we hope to see come true through changes to the unfair VAT rules which will ensure a level playing field with Royal Mail.”

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