Panther Warehousing expands delivery fleet
Home delivery specialist Panther Warehousing has expanded its fleet to meet the growing demand for the ‘Solo’ one-man delivery service which the company launched earlier this ear. The company has invested in 29 Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans to cope with unprecedented growth in the service, launched earlier this year.
Since changing its business model five years ago to take advantage of the growing e-commerce sector, Panther has become the leading two-man delivery specialist in the UK – and its new one-many service is also growing fast.
As previously reported in Post&Parcel, Panther has introduced a range of new options, including reducing the time delivery window from four hours to two, introducing Sunday deliveries, allowing later cut off times of up to 10 p.m. for online customer orders and offering bank holiday collections for delivery on Tuesdays.
There are plans in place to further increase the size of the fleet as the Solo service continues to grow.
Colin McCarthy, Panther’s Managing Director, commented: “When we launched Solo we had no idea just how quickly it would take off. We are delighted that since then it has continued to grow beyond our expectations and we expect this to continue as we expand our range of features within the service, all designed to meet our customer needs and indeed the needs of their customers.
“The service operates from our eight-strong national network of hubs in Rugby, Northampton, Taunton, Peterlee, Leeds, Ossett, Bristol and Watford and we have recruited new drivers across the entire network to accommodate customer needs.”