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Yodel’s Huyton depot doubles its capacity in UK Northwest

Yodel’s Huyton depot doubles its capacity in UK Northwest
Yodel’s Huyton depot doubles its capacity in UK Northwest

Delivery carrier Yodel has opened a new depot in Huyton, UK. The 15,000 square-meter facility also boasts automation technology. 

Yodel is enhancing its services for clients and customers, focusing on technological advancements and sustainable practices. The new Huyton facility, constructed by GMI Construction Group to be carbon-neutral, is a key part of this effort. It’s equipped with solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations. 

Additionally, the depot is expected to receive a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) Excellent rating, recognizing its effectiveness in reducing environmental impact and conserving the local ecosystem.

The company’s CEO Mike Hancox told Parcel Technology: “We are delighted to have opened our new depot in Huyton, a key step in expanding the business. This investment in the Northwest builds on our existing presence in the region, which will support our retail clients and their customers, ensuring we can continue to meet demands as the e-commerce market continues to grow.”

Last-mile deliveries

 Yodel recently announced it had been acquired by YDLGP Limited (YDLGP). This followed media reports that the company had been scrambling to find a buyer. 

Last month, Yodel teamed up with Delivery Matesl 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. 

In October, Yodel entered into a collaboration with cloud-based e-commerce shipping solutions company ShipStation. The business relationship will see Yodel join ShipStation’s platform, allowing merchants to select Yodel as a delivery service. This integration will enable small and medium enterprises to enhance their delivery experience and meet changing customer demands. 

Also Read: FedEx soars despite revenue dip

Delivery market in the UK 

Express Market Research reports that the United Kingdom Courier, Express, and Parcel market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7% in the next eight years – some good growth. 

“Rising demand for fast and convenient delivery options have shifted the focus of courier, express, and parcel service providing companies towards exploring alternative delivery methods and enhancement of last mile logistics, aiding the United Kingdom courier, express, and parcel (CEP) market growth,” reads the report. 

There is some stiff competition in the UK parcel delivery market. In February, Parcel carrier DPD UK came out on top in MoneySavingExpert.com’s annual delivery service poll. The victory trumps Amazon Logistics’ two-year winning run. 

Those who use parcel couriers were asked to rate their customer experience with the carriers they used in 2023. Fifty-six thousand votes were cast. 

Winner DPD received 55% ‘great’ ratings, while its sister company DPD Local maintained its third place position from the 2023 poll, alongside DHL, which also held its spot in fourth place. Now Read: Parcel delivery: DoorDash and Wing answer need for speed

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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