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Hermes nears 2 million parcels per day at ‘peak of peak’

22 January 2019

On Friday 30th November, Hermes processed 1.9 million parcels, exceeding 2017’s total of 1.6 million items handled in a single day. 

The courier handled in excess of 39.5 million parcels during December 2018.

To prepare for the 2018 peak season, Hermes invested heavily, including opening an 80,000 sq ft parcel distribution depot in Hemel Hempstead. I

In the lead up to its annual busy period, Hermes also sourced over 400 additional trailers, more than 410 additional vehicles, spent £2.5m in sortation equipment, assets and scanning devices, on-boarded 2,000+ people across its hub and depot networks, recruited more 6,100 additional couriers, and opened more than 60 sub depots.

 
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