DPD opens three depots to meet e-commerce growth

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DPD has invested £4.3m in new depots in London, Southampton and Dundee to meet growth in B2C volumes driven by its one-hour time slot service, Predict.

DPD will create up to 70 new jobs with the opening of a new London depot on Mandela Way, Southwark. The

A 4,500 sq m depot in Southwark, will be operational in October relieving pressure on existing London depots at London Bridge and Kings Cross. The depot represents a £1.5 million investment.

In Southampton, DPD has commissioned a £2.3m purpose built 4,000 sq m depot to replace its existing warehouse at Chandlers Ford. The new 3.5 acre site on Hamilton Business Park, Hedge End will be fully operation in October 2012.

And in Dundee, DPD will open a 2,700 sq m depot on Fowler Road on the West Pitkerro Industrial Site. The company currently operates from four depots in Scotland – two in Glasgow, then Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The new £0.5m depot will be fully operational in October 2012 and will create 50 new jobs to service up to 50 new routes.

CEO Dwain McDonald said: “Deliveries on behalf of the e-commerce industry now represent half of our business and we expect this growth in e-retailing to continue to go from strength to strength. Successful delivery is a crucial part of the home shopping experience and this announcement underlines our commitment to improve our service to customers right across the UK.”

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