LEADING e-commerce, mail and pallet specialist The Delivery Group is moving its north west operation to a larger £12 million service centre in Warrington as the company prepares for unprecedented volumes.

In what has been a year of rapid and impressive expansion, the new Warrington site follows last month’s opening of an £8 million site in Bristol, and a new site in Maidstone which began operations in March.

The business also successfully acquired ONEPOST earlier this year.

The Omega site covers 137,865 sq ft and will host around 200 employees.

The Delivery Group has also made a £1.5 million investment in new sortation machinery as it positions to handle volumes of more than 1 billion items per year across its eight sites.

Paul Carvell, chairman, The Delivery Group, said: “Since the management buyout last year, The Delivery Group has invested significantly in its people, facilities and fleet.

“The result is a market leading company that can offer even better service to its customers with the additional capacity to launch new services over the coming year.”

Steve Stokes, CEO, The Delivery Group, added: “We are very proud to showcase our latest best-in class service centre.

“We are bringing the very best distribution solutions to our clients through our regional footprint countrywide.

“Our commitment is to deliver innovative, high-speed, technology-led solutions to clients through our consultative approach – solutions that excel now and into the future.”

Located at junction 8 on the M62, the service centre is three miles from the M6/M62 interchange and midway between Manchester and Liverpool, providing access to a population of 2.5 million within a 30 minute drive.

Lighting at the site will be part powered through solar panels, further driving The Delivery Group’s push towards a greener operation following its recent investment in an electric vehicle delivery fleet.