DPD has opened a 70,000 sq ft depot at EuroCentral, near Glasgow – its largest depot in the UK.
The facility can process more than 45,000 parcels a day, and will enable DPD to optimise delivery routes around Glasgow and the Central Belt, with 117 new routes introduced to improve efficiency and ensure the operation can handle the parcel volume growth predicted in the area through to 2025.
Chief executive Dwain McDonald said: “It was fantastic to welcome Neil Gray MP to open of our new EuroCentral Distribution Centre – to show him first-hand the scale of our operation, talk to the team and discuss our plans for further recruitment in the area.
“The new DC is stunning and it is both our biggest ever depot and our most technologically advanced. We’ve gone from 36,000 sq ft new-builds back in 2012 to over 70,000 sq ft here today. Doubling the size means we not only increase our capacity overnight, but we’ve also got room to carry on growing, to ensure we continue to maintain the high level of service our Scottish customers have come to expect from us.”
It is DPD’s 31st purpose-built new depot since 2012 and is in addition to DPD’s two existing Glasgow depots at Cambuslang and Tannochside.