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DX Group opens first regional depot in Ireland

DX Group opens first regional depot in Ireland
DX Group opens first regional depot in Ireland

The DX Group has opened a Toberbride Business Park in Collooney, Sligo. This is the company’s first regional depot in Ireland. 

The facility measures 7,500 square meters. This business development also marks the company’s first expansion in the country. 

CEO Paul Ibbetson told the Irish Independent the new depot in Sligo will provide the company’s express operations with greater capacity and increase capability in the area. “It also helps to make us more efficient and reduces our stem mileage, which in turn will lower our overall carbon emissions,” says Ibbetson. 

Logistics expansion in the UK 

DX Group provides delivery solutions, which include parcel freight, courier, and logistics services. Its services are available in the UK and Ireland. The business operates through two divisions, DE Freight and DX Express. The company’s experience spans almost half a century.

In March, DX Group opened “supersite” locations at Middleton and Londen. The idea of “supersites” were introduced to support continued growth in the DX Freight 2-man division. The 2-man division specializes in delivering larger and heavier consumer goods to customers. 

In November, Locate2u reported the company opening a new depot in Stafford. This depot was previously operated by Tuffnells Parcel Express Limited (Tuffnells). 

UK parcel delivery business 

The UK is a good location for courier businesses. It has a strategic location that allows easy access to both European and global markets. The UK serves as a strategic hub for international trade and parcel delivery. This is particularly important for global logistics companies looking to maintain and expand their reach in Europe and other markets. 

Other logistics services are also focusing their attention on Ireland. FedEx previously announced plans to open a new facility in Dublin. The facility measures 14,561 square meters and will be operational by next year. 

It is hoped that the new facility will reduce transfer times to and from the airport. 

Another big development on the UK business side was YDLGP Limited’s acquisition of parcel carrier Yodel in February. Yodel has also partnered with Delivery Mates to expand its service in Glasgow, Scotland. This initiative will bolster the delivery landscape in the city and provide efficient and sustainable solutions for businesses. 

Global courier express and parcel market

In a market report, Mordor Intelligence says there is an increasing demand in shipments regarding parcels in the B2C segment. “Growth in the global express markets has been driven by strong domestic e-commerce sales. Domestic markets have been growing more quickly than international markets in most regions, but the gap is narrowing significantly in some regions,” the report reads. 

It also states that companies like DHL, FedEx, and UPS continue expanding globally in untapped markets. “The global express and small parcels market continues to be driven forward by e-commerce. Companies are trying to grow organically or inorganically to improve their product offerings, services, and geographical reach,” reads the report. 

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About the author

Sharl is a qualified journalist. He has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry, including positions as an editor of a magazine and Business Editor of a daily newspaper. Sharl also has experience in logistics specifically operations, where he worked with global food aid organisations distributing food into Africa. Sharl enjoys writing business stories and human interest pieces.

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