Whistl opens three UK fulfillment sites
Logistics company Whistl has announced it will open three new fulfillment sites in the United Kingdom. To accelerate its expansion into online fulfillment, Whistl opens depots in Lutterworth, Northampton and Plymouth.
The largest new building will be almost 28,000 square meters big and will be located within Magna Park South, Lutterworth, a very popular area for distribution facilities. When this depot is ready for operation, it will have parking for 41 heavy goods vehicles, with 28 dock levelers and 2 level access points.
The second depot will be over 12,000 square meters big and is adjacent to the Whistl depot that was opened in Moulton Park, Northampton last autumn. That building, however, quickly reached capacity by the end of the year. The third and final new fulfillment center will be 3,200 square meters big and is dedicated to the services of Clientbase Fulfilment, the company Whistl acquired last year.
11 fulfillment sites across the UK
Whistl now has 11 fulfillment sites across the United Kingdom with over 130,000 square meters pick-and-pack and returns warehouse capability. The company is mainly targeting medium-sized B2C and B2B retailers.
We now have the scale and flexibility to meet the complex demands of our ecommerce customers.
“We are significantly investing in capacity for Whistl Fulfilment which is being driven by new customer demand for our services”, CEO Nick Wells comments. “Filling Northampton in a matter of weeks of opening demonstrates the attractiveness of the Whistl Fulfillment proposition. We now have the scale and flexibility to meet the increasingly complex demands of our ecommerce customers.”
Over 3.6 billion items a year
The UK company offers domestic and international parcel shipping solutions, fulfillment services, mail delivery services and advertising solutions. The group of companies operates across the UK and handles over 3.6 billion items a year.