Parcels hub open for business

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Express delivery giant TNT has opened a new £8.2M purpose-built facility in Birmingham. Handling tens of thousands of parcels and packages each week, the state-of-the-art depot at Network Park, Saltley, provides a vital strategic link for the delivery and collection of business-to-business consignments for industry and commerce in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Employing 300 people, the depot represents the largest ever investment in a single site by TNT Express Services in the UK. The new 68-door loading bay means more than five-dozen vehicles can be either delivering or collecting packages at the same time. This contrasts with the 12-door capacity of the company’s former premises in the Digbeth area of the city.

Depot general manager Grant Cochrane says: “This includes hi-tech hub-style sortation systems and the use of sophisticated electronic tracking software. This ensures speed and reliability of service and gives customers the added assurance that they know where their goods are 24/7.”

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