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TNT to open super-depot in South West England 28 January 2015

Greater network capacity and faster deliveries for customers

TNT is to open a new £15.5 million super-depot in Swindon, UK. The South-West Depot and Regional Sortation Centre will provide greater capacity for TNT’s network resulting in faster deliveries for customers.

Coupled with TNT’s £35.0 million investment in its fleet of vehicles, the new Swindon sortation centre will enable it to cut delivery times as well as relieving some of the burden on depots that serve areas around Exeter, Bodmin, Bristol, Reading, Slough, Southampton and Byfleet. Efficiently pre-sorting shipments going to main sorting hubs in the Midlands will also mean earlier deliveries to customers throughout the UK.

Keeping local parcel traffic in the South West will also mean fewer vehicles and fewer miles on already congested roads and motorways. The Company, which is also significantly investing in upgrading its entire fleet, estimates its long-haul lorries will reduce mileage by nearly 690,000miles (1.1 million km), which, in turn, will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 815,000kg each year, thereby reducing the impact on the environment.

The development is being carried out by IDI Gazeley on a new 10-acre site on the South Marston Industrial Estate. It will have a new state-of-the-art sort machine and more than 100 loading bays, accommodating 40 long-haul trailers and a significant number of Pick-up and Delivery trucks.