Hermes adds hubs to meet 15pc parcel growth

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Hermes plans to double the number of hubs in its network to cope with a 15 per cent increase in parcel volumes this year.

It will shortly be opening hubs in Tamworth and Bradford to complement its two existing sites, while the replacement of its Warrington hub is on track to be fully operational during 2014.

Meanwhile, new depots will be introduced in Bridgwater, Enfield and Liverpool, and existing sites in Birmingham, Weybridge and Perth will be refurbished and extended.

The carrier expects to handle more than 187 million parcels this year.

The Tamworth hub has 336,500 sq ft of warehouse and office space with 47 dock level loading doors. It will operate two automated parcel sorters to provide capacity for 300,000 parcels per day.

The temporary Bradford hub will be used to offer additional resource during the forthcoming peak period. The 50,000sq ft facility will include a machine sorter to provide daily capacity to process 60,000 parcels.

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