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HERMES TO BUILD LARGEST DISTRIBUTION HUB IN EUROPE

HERMES TO BUILD LARGEST DISTRIBUTION HUB IN EUROPE

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, is to build a state-of-the-art automated parcel distribution hub located in Barnsley, near Sheffield.

Due for completion in 2022, the £60 million development will be the largest of its kind in Europe and will create around 1,300 new jobs in the area msvcp120 dll. Up to 800 people will work on site during shifts.  

The 363,000sq ft facility, named Colossus, will initially process 1.3 million parcels daily; boosting the company’s overall capacity to 3.8 million a day Marionette Fantasy. To future-proof and prepare for expected growth, further tiers will be added to the hub in coming years.

CNG vehicles will be based at the hub and there will be provision for electric cars 마인크래프트 pc 복돌 다운로드. Colossus is strategically located near the motorway, close to several of Hermes’ retail customers’ distribution sites. This means that later cut off times for collections will be provided ida pro 5.6 다운로드.

Meanwhile, further investment across Hermes’ network is also being planned to further support growth. This includes investment at the firm’s Nottingham and EuroCentral depots this year, adding automation and capacity to process an additional 280,000 parcels to the network annually 촉산 복마전 다운로드.

Martijn de Lange, CEO at Hermes, said: “The online shopping boom shows no sign of slowing down and we have just experienced our biggest Christmas period to date, handling in excess of 49.1 million parcels during December 2019 alone – significantly up from 39.5 million in December 2018 태합입지전 다운로드.

“Our continued investment to strengthen our network and infrastructure across the UK is laying the foundations for future growth, creating more employment opportunities and confirming our position as an industry leader.”