Whistl opens super depot in Bolton, UK

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Nick Wells (left), Whistl CEO, welcoming councilor Cliff Morris (right), leader of Bolton Council

UK-based postal operator Whistl has officially opened its new super depot located on the Logistics North development in Bolton, North West England.

The Bolton hub has consolidated operations from Leeds and Warrington and is able to expand its capacity by more than 30% to accommodate future mail, packet and parcel business.

The move to Bolton will help improve the operational efficiency of Whistl as the building has four level access doors, 20 dock levelers, 50 trailer parking spaces, 31 loading positions and 222 car parking spaces. The company expects to create 500 jobs at the site and has been working with Bolton Council to recruit people.

Nick Wells, CEO of Whistl, said, “The opening of Bolton is a significant development for us at Whistl as we continue to invest in the business to provide clients with the highest quality and most efficient service. I am pleased that clients and representatives from the local community joined us today to celebrate this significant milestone for our company.”

Councilor Cliff Morris, leader of Bolton Council, said, “It is fantastic to see this depot open, and to see Whistl joining the likes of Aldi, Lidl and MBDA on this flagship development.

“We have been working closely with Whistl, through the Team Bolton Partnership, on employment and training opportunities for our residents.

“So far we have ring-fenced 60 vacancies for people who have been out of work long-term and more recruitment is planned for later in the year.”

July 20, 2017

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