Work begins on 150k sq ft cross dock facility at Avonmouth
18 July 2017
DHL Supply Chain has started work today on a new cross-dock facility at Avonmouth which, on completion in January 2018, will enable companies to better service end customers in South West England and Wales.
The new site is an extension of DHL’s existing capabilities at Avonmouth and represents a total investment of €24.75m.
The new site will bring increased capability for customers that require a clean retail/food grade environment and will consist of a 30,000 sq. ft. tri-temperature controlled cross-dock chamber and an ambient cross-dock chamber of approximately 110,000 sq. ft. The new site will also support delivery into Bristol and Bath city centres using the latest all electric vehicles and the collection and disposal of recyclable products and management of waste.
Phil Roe, MD Transport, Engineering, Energy & Chemicals, DHL Supply Chain, said: “We are delighted to be starting work on our new site at Avonmouth today. This project represents a key step in our ability to provide better service to customers in South West England and Wales.
“The new site means that customers no longer have to serve regional locations direct from a national distribution centre and can benefit from vehicle types optimised for final mile collection and distribution. With dock-levellers capable of handling double-deck trailers, the new site also means we can trunk goods on the largest and most efficient trailer size available, reducing the number of miles run and reducing congestion and noise pollution.”