Saturday 18th Nov 2017 - Logistics Manager

Hermes opens £31m automated parcel hub

Hermes has opened its 270,000 sq ft purpose built automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby. The £31 million facility can handle over one million parcels daily

Hermes_Midlands_Super_Hub-1-HIGH-RESThe business’ overall parcel processing capacity will now been increased by 45 per cent.

“We are extremely proud to officially open our Midlands Super Hub in Rugby, the largest parcel hub of its kind in the UK,” said chief executive Carole Woodhead. “This substantial project demonstrates our total commitment to delivering world-class delivery solutions, not just for today, but for the foreseeable future.

“A retailer’s top priority is to have complete confidence in their delivery partner’s capacity during peak. This £31m investment guarantees that we will continue to operate a highly proficient operation throughout the year, including those intense and prolonged spikes of activity.

“The facility significantly strengthens our network and infrastructure, vastly enhances our throughput capability, and guarantees that we are in the best possible position to support the UK’s retail industry for many years to come.”