New Hermes distribution centre opens in Normanton today creating more than 100 jobs

A new distribution depot has opened in Normanton today and will create more than 100 new jobs.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 11:40 am
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 2:10 pm

The depot has been opened by Hermes UK at Gilcar Way, Castleford.

Around 133 new jobs have been created at the 111K sq ft warehouse, which has been opened ahead of the busy Black Friday and Christmas peak periods.

The new facility will be able to handle over 84K parcels each day with the ability to operate 24/7 as needed.

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The new depot

It forms part of the ongoing investment programme by Hermes UK to expand its capacity to meet the huge demand created by people shopping at home during lockdown and the continuing growth in the sector.

The company estimates that it will see record parcel volumes later this year, up to 3.5 million each day across its network, almost double that of last year.