Whistl has expanded its Parcelhub business with the addition of a new 929sqm depot at Leicester’s Meridian Business Park, creating 10 new jobs.
Opened earlier this month, the depot will support Parcelhub’s expansion of a single daily parcel collection service for SME and mid-market retailers, wholesalers, and brands throughout Leicestershire, Rutland, and the north of Northamptonshire.
They will then have access to over 600 delivery service options for their customers through 20 carrier partners both in the UK and internationally.
Parcelhub, which was acquired by Whistl in 2018 as part of its growth strategy into parcel delivery and e-fulfilment logistics management, has experienced high organic growth in recent years and has also benefitted from the acceleration in e-commerce adoption following the coronavirus lockdowns.
Parcelhub managing director Steve Marjoram said: “For the past 10 years, our [1,022sqm] parcel collection and redistribution unit in Nottingham has grown rapidly and has reached capacity with up to 50,000 tracked parcels a week.
“Currently Parcelhub’s Nottingham depot collects and redistributes up to 20,000 tracked parcels per week from Leicester alone. Introducing this new Leicester depot means we can provide extra capacity and better collection performance for Parcelhub’s existing East Midlands-based clients.
“We are delighted to announce the introduction of the new depot, which will create 10 new jobs for collection drivers, warehouse operatives and a hub operation manager.”
Headquartered in Colwick Quays, Nottingham, Parcelhub also has depots throughout the Midlands and South Yorkshire.