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New parcel hub for Gloucester

22 January 2021

Mercian Logistics, member of The APC network, has opened a new operational parcel depot at Barnwood Point, Corinium Avenue, Gloucester. 

The opening comes following significant growth for the business at its existing depot in Hereford - a 40% increase in shipments across the region compared to 2019’s average - spurred by a huge surge in online shopping across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new depot provides 7,500 sq. ft. of premium warehouse space, alongside the 15,000 sq ft. of space at its site in Hereford. This increased space and additional site will allow the company to expand its overnight parcel collection and delivery service offerings to local businesses; particularly its specialist fragile, timed and liquid services, enabling local SMES to service a national customer base.

APC Overnight CEO Jonathan Smith said: “Throughout this ongoing pandemic, the resilience of SMEs has shone through. The hard work of our colleagues at Mercian Logistics has helped support this resilience, allowing local SMEs to further evolve and grow. This new depot will enable a member of The APC family to further strengthen its relationships with SME businesses across Gloucestershire – a region that has grown in volume by 40% this year - and ultimately help them thrive.”

For more information, visit https://apc-overnight.com/