Good News in the Overnight Parcels Sector
APC OVERNIGHT BUYS FREEHOLD OF NATIONAL SORTATION CENTRE AT ESSINGTON
- second site also leased to increase capacity
- volumes up 17 per cent
APC Overnight has acquired the freehold of its National Sortation Centre at Essington, as it continues to expand its operation with volumes up 17 per cent since April.
Furthermore, as a direct result of continued and future projected expansion, the company has leased a second site adjacent to its main hub at Essington. Vince Friery, Director of Communications for APC Overnight commented: “The decision to acquire the freehold of our National Sortation Centre enables us to plan for the long term. We had previously outgrown hubs four times in nine years. We are in our eleventh year in business and can now consolidate our headquarters at our National Sortation Centre for many years to come.”
APC moved into its new National Sortation Centre just over two years ago but further growth of the business also led the company to lease the second facility which has enabled APC to separate out its ever-increasing traffic bound for Scotland. He added “We decided to put our Scottish bound consignments into this second building to allow faster turnarounds for the longer distance trunking routes and the benefit of increased efficiency has already been felt. “In addition the site also offers us a larger marshalling area for our trunking vehicles and this too has helped improve efficiency.“Outgrowing our facilities is a wonderful problem to have and whilst the second building at Essington does currently meet our requirements, we are mindful that we must also accommodate further growth in the years ahead. We are already looking at other suitable regional hub sites, both in the North and in the South.”
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