Accelerating its expansion into e-fulfilment
Whistl has announced it is to accelerate its expansion into e-fulfilment with the opening of three new UK depots. Whistl is significantly investing in capacity for Whistl Fulfilment which is being driven by new customer demand for its services. The Company now has the scale and flexibility to meet the increasingly complex demands of eCommerce customers. Filling Northampton in a matter of weeks of opening demonstrates the attractiveness of the Company’s proposition.
The largest building is a 27,870 m2 brand new site within Magna Park South, Lutterworth. This site is Whistl’s largest dedicated 3PL logistics and distribution facility situated within the Midlands’ ‘Golden Triangle’ of logistics providers. When complete, it will have parking for 41 HGVs, with 28 dock levellers and two level access points. It is built to operate at a 15.0% lower carbon footprint and has 12 electric charging points.
The second 12,355 m2 depot is adjacent to Whistl’s Northampton, Moulton Park depot that was opened in the Autumn of 2020 and quickly reached capacity by the end of the year. As with the Magna Park South site, this is a new build with a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.
The final 3,250 m2 depot in Plymouth is for Clientbase Fulfilment that Whistl acquired in 2020 and increases the number of depots in Devon to three with 12,54 m2 capacity. 200 new jobs are expected to be created across the three new sites.
Whistl now has 11 fulfilment sites across the UK with over 130,065 m2 pick and pack and returns warehouse capability and is targeting medium-sized B2C and B2B retailers with a single account managed end to end fulfilment solution.