UK's biggest parcel hub brings over 100 jobs to Rugby - The Rugby Observer

UK's biggest parcel hub brings over 100 jobs to Rugby

Andy Morris 22nd Aug, 2017   0

THE BIGGEST parcel hub in the UK has opened in Rugby – creating over 100 new jobs.

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy opened delivery company Hermes’ new £31million Midlands Super Hub, which is the size of 34 football pitches and can process over one million parcels each day.

Retailers and e-tailers joined Hermes CEO Carole Woodhead and Managing Director Martijn de Lange at the official opening, where Sir Chris addressed the audience before they were treated to a full tour of the premises.

The tour included a glimpse into the future, as guests were shown innovations such as autonomous vehicles and Starship delivery robots developed by the Hermes Innovation Lab.

Carole Woodhead said: “We are extremely proud to officially open our Midlands Super Hub in Rugby, the largest parcel hub of its kind in the UK. This substantial project demonstrates our total commitment to delivering world-class delivery solutions, not just for today, but for the foreseeable future.

“A retailer’s top priority is to have complete confidence in their delivery partner’s capacity during peak. This £31m investment guarantees that we will continue to operate a highly proficient operation throughout the year, including those intense and prolonged spikes of activity.

“The facility significantly strengthens our network and infrastructure, vastly enhances our throughput capability, and guarantees that we are in the best possible position to support the UK’s retail industry for many years to come.”

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