DPD gears up for 20pc peak growth

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DPD is planning for a 20 per cent increase in peak parcel volumes this year compared to 2015.

It has invested some £10m in a purpose built distribution centre in Dunstable as well as new depots at Bicester, London’s Park Royal, Goole and Aberdeen.

The new premises have all been opened ahead of the Christmas parcel rush.

CEO Dwain McDonald said: “Our approach to Peak is always based largely around bringing on board new, permanent infrastructure and staff – resources that are then available to us next year to help us continue growing.”

Earlier this year, DPD launched the ‘Your DPD’ app which enables customers to set their delivery preferences including the ability to request that drivers always avoid certain times of the day) and ‘DPD Precise’ which allows customers to select an exact one-hour delivery slot on the day of their choosing.

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