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Hermes opens new hub in Hemel Hempstead to handle peak for the south-east

Hermes has opened a new purpose-built parcel distribution depot at Prologis Park in Hemel Hempstead and created 50 new jobs at the 80,000 sq ft depot.

The depot is the equivalent in size of 11 football pitches and can process more than 130,000 parcels each day for distribution across London and the Midlands. Its launch follows the opening of a £31m Midlands Super Hub in Rugby last year.

Martijn De Lange, CEO at Hermes UK, said: “We are extremely proud to officially open our state-of-the-art depot in Hemel Hempstead, which will significantly increase the network capacity in the South East. Last year we handled 9.7m parcels during our busiest week of the year and we expect that number to grow significantly in 2018,” he said.

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