Monthly Archives: October 2014

DPD invests £10.2m in six depots

DPD has invested £10.2m in six new depots in England including replacement facilities in Dartford, Feltham and Reading, as well as new locations in Lincoln, Liverpool and Radlett in Hertfordshire.     The parcel carrier expects to create more than 250 jobs at the new sites, which will expand capacity to handle a “significant increase” […]



APC Overnight invests for peak period

APC Overnight is undertaking a £6 million investment at its Staffordshire-based national sortation centre in preparation for what is expected to be the busiest period in the company’s history. The UK’s largest privately owned next day parcel delivery business has already acquired a 2.5-acre plot of land adjacent to the facility, which will increase its […]

Yodel hiring 5,000 seasonal staff to support peak performance

Yodel is hiring 5,000 part-time and full-time employees to deal with an expected one million parcels a day in the lead up to Christmas. The additional jobs will include 750 warehouse staff for its parcel sorting centres, more than 1,200 in-house and self-employed drivers, and 2,830 self-employed couriers to deliver parcels within their local areas. […]

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DPD Poland acquires Siódemka

DPD Poland has announced plans to acquire rival courier firm Siódemka S.A. after regulators approved the deal. GeoPost, La Poste’s international parcel express business that owns DPD, said it would create an industry-leading courier firm in the Polish market with annual sales above EUR 240m.   The parcel carrier has received approval from Poland’s Office […]

OCS secures King’s Walk Shopping Centre deal

OCS has clinched a contract from property services company DTZ for the provision of a security solution at King’s Walk Shopping Centre in Gloucester. Under the three-year deal, the company will operate a CCTV room and deliver manned guarding services at the centre, which has around eight million visitors each year.   Peter White, King’s […]


UPS to expand My Choice and Access Point

UPS is set to expand its delivery management service My Choice and its parcel collection network Access Point in North America and Europe. The delivery company is looking to take advantage of the global boom in online shopping, which has included a range of recent developments such as the acquisition of cross-border shipping firm i-parcel. […]

UPS expands two distribution facilities in Houston

UPS has announced plans to expand two distribution centres in the Houston area. The development at the company’s Mykawa and Conroe facilities will increase delivery capabilities to meet anticipated customer needs during the peak holiday shipping period.   “Demand for UPS services in the Houston area continues to increase,” said Craig Wiltz, president of the […]