APC continuing to “work hard to navigate the evolving habits of consumers”

APC continuing to “work hard to navigate the evolving habits of consumers”

P.G.S. Group, part of The APC delivery network – an independent parcel delivery network in the UK – has today announced the launch of a new 80,000 sq. ft. eco site in West Bromwich.

Situated on Brandon Way, the opening of this new zero emission focused site – which will run on solar-power for at least 80% of the year – comes following significant ongoing investment and commitment from P.G.S Group to help customers reduce their carbon footprint, and create a sustainable business for P.G.S long-term, ultimately reaching carbon neutrality by 2024.

The new site, one of six within the P.G.S Group, forms part of the business’ growing portfolio to offer over 650,000 sq. ft. of space within the West Midlands – allowing the business to expand on its APC Overnight, next-day parcel delivery, next-day pallets, and hazardous parcels or pallets on a next-day or economy basis. Additionally the new site will also allow P.G.S. to take a step forward in offering local businesses smarter and more sustainable storage, haulage, pallet and delivery services for customers, supporting their growth and enabling them to service a national customer base.

The new site is part of P.G.S Group’s ongoing investment into the future and sustainability of its business, ultimately supporting the growth and success of its customers. To date, P.G.S. Group has already invested in a fleet of 10 e-vehicles – for use both within its warehouse facilities and on the roads – with plans underway to trial its first 100% electric articulated lorry later this year, plus further expansion of e-vehicles into the fleet through 2024. The group has also pledged to be carbon neutral by the end of 2024, through investments into a series of international reforestation and carbon capture projects.

Paul Eyles, Managing Director of P.G.S. Group, commented: “As a business we’re in great shape, and despite the ongoing economic turbulence, the launch of our new eco site is something we’ve been planning for a while to ensure our business is set up for long-term success; supporting our valued customers, as well as reaching our own goals of carbon neutrality. At a time when our customers across West Bromwich and the wider West Midlands region are passionate about protecting the environment, we are committed to supporting their growth and providing them with smarter, more efficient service options to help them flourish in the years ahead. Our new site is just the start of this commitment.”

Alongside the investment in its business, P.G.S. is also expanding its workforce, with plans to recruit a further 55 local employees for the new site – across warehousing, transport operations, administration, customer service and management – helping to build on the business’ delivery services and promises to local businesses.

Established in 1992 by Paul Eyles, P.G.S. Group has three other sites across the West Midlands, which also offer specialist haulage solutions for the construction industry, in addition to pallet services and APC Overnight parcel services.

Supporting local businesses across a number of sectors, including ecommerce, construction and automotive, the launch of this new site follows the group’s recent collaboration with Trax Express, which saw the P.G.S. Group acquire Trax’s Holford Way facility, further building on its APC Overnight delivery service offering for local businesses, supporting their growth and enabling them to service a national customer base.

Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive at The APC, said: “The world is still changing, and across our network we continue to work hard to navigate the evolving habits of consumers and the needs of our customers, and quickly shape our business to ensure we continue to provide a great service. P.G.S. is a fantastic example of this; a business that is clearly committed to building for future growth, and the growth of customers.

P.G.S’ new site and investment in its business will ensure it is well placed to navigate the continued evolution of our industry; and I am confident that the passion, pride and exemplary service that comes from the people within the team, will ensure our customers continue to be served well, now and in the future.”

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