DPD officially opens new Hinckley parcel hub
DPD has officially opened its new £100m parcel sorting hub in Hinckley, Leicestershire. The new facility – which DPD described as “Europe’s largest and most technically advanced parcel sorting hub” – will be capable of sorting 720,000 parcels a night and will create 1,000 new full-time jobs.
DPD said that the superhub “will be fully operational ahead of this year’s Black Friday and Christmas Peak period”.
Dwain McDonald, DPD’s CEO, commented: “The superhub is way beyond anything else in the UK and gives us significant scope to expand in the next few years. We’ve been consistently investing in our network and growing our capacity for some time now to ensure we stay well ahead of the increasing demand for DPD’s services. We’ve also opened around 20 new depots in the UK in the last two years, half of them being brand new purpose-built developments. But Hinckley is the clearest signal yet of our intent.”
Philippe Wahl, Chairman and CEO of La Poste, performed the official opening yesterday (24 September), while HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Jennifer, Lady Gretton JP, was also on hand to present DPD with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen. Leicester-born footballer and television presenter Gary Lineker was the guest of honour.
To mark the opening, DPD created a short film to show the progress of the build from the excavation of the original site to the new building that exists today. The film can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/dpdgroup/review/138852522/04a129a850