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Yodel to create new Northern super-hub

UK-based parcel carrier Yodel has announced plans for a long-term strategic investment in a new Northern super-hub to support the company’s growth.

The investment, which the company states aims to protect all existing jobs while creating new job opportunities for the wider region, will see a five-year transition from its existing hub in Shaw, near Manchester.

Yodel says the upgrade is in response to growing parcel volumes, triggered by a series of new client wins and the dramatic increase in consumer demand for online retail, which has been further boosted during the last four months as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold.

Mike Hancox, chief executive officer, Yodel, said: ‘As we look to Yodel’s long-term future, it is necessary to take strategic decisions which benefit the business, our people, clients and customers. That is why we are announcing plans for a new super-hub in the North of England to take Yodel to the next phase of its growth journey.

‘This represents an important upgrade to our current operations – creating more opportunities across the regions, while cementing Yodel’s position as the leading independent parcel carrier in the UK.’

Our own new super-hub in Warrington has changed the way colleagues work. Strategically located just a stone’s throw from some of our biggest customers – including Amazon – the 32,000sqm facility provides much needed space to help colleagues deal with the rising demand for parcels, especially as we approach our busiest time of year.

16 Sep 2020