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UK Mail to invest £21m in regional network

LBR Staff Writer Published 22 August 2017

Postal service firm UK Mail is investing more than £21m in regional network to support growth.

Since the acquisition of UK Mail by the Deutsche Post DHL Group in December 2016, the postal firm handles over 20% extra parcel volumes as a result of an increase in the imported and domestic traffic from the B2C retail sector.

UK Mail has invested £10m for the new 70,000ft2 plant in Enfield, North London, which will be inaugurated in October 2018. The facility will process up to 14,000 parcels per day.

The firm has invested £11.8m on the customer call center and parcel handling operations facility in Milton Keynes, England. The 102000ft site, which will process up to 20,000 parcels each day, will open in November 2017.

In November 2017, the firm will also open the third facility located in Aberdeen, Scotland, which is twice the size of the existing facility.

The three facilities will be built with upgraded equipment, high quality facilities, and partly automated sortation systems to enhance operational efficiency and benefit the employees.

Recently, the firm extended its national hub in Ryton, England, by installing partly automated parcel sorting system to maximize the handling capacity to over 24,000 parcels per hour.

UK Mail CEO Peter Fuller said: “This investment in key sites is part of our strategic growth plan for the business. We’ve recently been awarded some major new contracts and we have ambitious targets to continue on this trajectory. To be successful we need to invest in the most effective infrastructure and equipment for our people to increase parcel handling capacity.”

Image: UK Mail invests £21m for three new facilities. Photo: Courtesy of UK Mail Limited.