New Hermes Bolton depot ground breaking

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There is going to be a new Hermes Bolton depot in Autumn 2021. Breaking the ground on the new purpose-built depot, it forms part of the company’s ongoing investment into its infrastructure, designed to support its significant volume increases which saw a record 600 million successful deliveries in 2020, up from 400 million.

Hermes have had an amazing year – 600 million parcels is 50% up and that’s pretty good growth in anyone’s book. It’s no surprise that they need more infrastructure and they’re pulling out all the stops to make it the most efficient warehouse possible.

With sustainability a key driver for Hermes, the new Hermes Bolton depot will feature EV charging points, energy efficient measures including smart lighting and will be built to BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certified specifications. The ability to sort more parcels locally will be increased, which enables Hermes to reduce parcel miles annually, ultimately decreasing each parcel’s carbon footprint.

The new Wingates Estate Bolton depot will replace an existing site nearby with all current staff transferring and being joined by an additional 100 new recruits across a range of roles, include traditional warehousing roles, but also a variety of management positions across customer services, compliance and finance. It will be able to handle almost 3 times more parcels – 220,000 per day.

“The pandemic and lockdown restrictions have expedited the already significant growth of online shopping and we are continuing to make bold investments to ensure we can continue to meet current and future demand. Bolton is a key location for us and forms a vital part of our growing infrastructure.”
– Carl Lyon, COO, Hermes UK

2 Responses

  1. As was once said to me…. ‘You have can the best paints, the greatest brushes, even a world beating canvas… But if you can’t paint, you might as well save your money!’
    Sadly until Hermes change their policy of paying their delivery drivers so little, yet expecting them to deliver so much, you will more often than not get shoddy service, no matter how quickly they can process the items.
    I have to be honest that between my business and me personally, the satisfaction rate of parcels received runs about 4/10. It is only that high as the latest driver to my home address seems to atelast use a little common senser in where to leave stuff, unlike the previous ones who seem to think it is a hide and seek. As for my business… can i just say once again, ‘we don’t have a porch’, nor are we open at 9pm on a Saturday night on a small industrial estate, with no public access retail units. So please don’t just leave on a stack of pallets!


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