Parcel firm to create new £100m hub at Hinckley Commercial Park

Parcel firm DPD has announced plans to build a new £100m hub at Hinckley Commercial Park, close to J1 of the M69.

The company won a record £70m of new business from online retailers in 2012 off the back of Predict.

This is now the firm's fourth hub in the Midlands. It has three sites in the West Midlands, around Smethwick. The new hub is expected to help the firm create another 1,500 jobs as part of its overall investment across the UK.

“It is very exciting to be able to announce our plans for the East Midland hub today.

"We are investing significantly in the brand and delivering the network capacity we are going to need in the future for our customers. By continuing to invest in infrastructure and technology we will secure not only the 6,700 jobs we already provide in the UK, but also create another 1,500 new jobs across the UK in the next two years."

– Dwain McDonald, DPD CEO