Yodel opens new Sort Centre to support double digit growth ambition
Yodel, the fresh new brand in parcel delivery, has acquired the freehold to a purpose built distribution centre to meet the needs of ambitious growth plans for the company.
Ideally located at a prime site in Wednesbury, West Midlands, it combines an excellent UK location for operational and transport requirements. The facility, in association with Yodel's other sort centres will support network capacity for the coming years.
When complete, the premises will provide an intelligent, state of the art systems platform, with machinery installed by a world class industry leading supplier to optimise benefits from improved parcel handling processes to linehaul optimisation.
Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive of Yodel commented: "We are very excited about this development as it strengthens our current ambition to become a £1bn business. We must continue to invest in order to achieve this aim and will only achieve this by providing unrivalled choice and great customer service. This type of initiative will help us deliver our strategy. The Wednesbury site will reinforce the breadth and depth of service offering to our clients and their customers for many years to come."
The centre, scheduled to open in the summer of 2011 will form a cornerstone of Yodel's development strategy, underpinned by significant investment over the next few years.