Whistl Open Scottish Super Depot
Whistl, the second largest postal operator in the UK, officially opened its new Scottish depot. Nick Wells, CEO of Whistl, was joined by newly elected MP Phil Boswell to celebrate the event. The move comes as part of Whistl’s continued expansion across the UK.
Whistl moved its existing Coatbridge operations to the 54,000 sq ft depot in Tannochside, triple the size of its former home. Whistl has operated in Scotland over the past 9 years and collects and sorts an average of 2 million items of mail a week before handing over to Royal Mail for delivery. Across the UK, the company handles 3.75 billion items of mail per year.
The company collects mail and packets from 250 individual collection points across Scotland, with 1200 clients in the public and private sector including Aegon and Standard Life. There are daily collections from as far as Inverness and Elgin, with the Western Isles Council being the most remote customer, who use Whistl for its Hybrid Mail services.
The Tannochside depot is highly automated and the site employs 150 people in a wide range of jobs including operations and transport and has developed roles for young people starting out in work through the Whistl apprenticeship scheme.
Nick Wells, CEO Whistl, said:
“The tripling of our capacity in Scotland with Tannochside will allow Whistl to further expand our customer base and continue to provide a high quality and cost efficient service. We are delighted to be investing further in Scotland, enabling more businesses and the public sector to benefit from our cost efficient postal solutions and dedicated Account Management. This investment demonstrates our commitment to and leading role within the UK postal market."
Whistl, formerly known as TNT Post, is the second largest UK postal company and provides Mail, Packets and Parcels, Doordrop Media and Logistics. Headquartered in Marlow, it provides UK wide delivery services.
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