20 May 2011
with a new state of the art location in Llanelli Gate, South Wales.
Having outgrown its previous space, the 15,000 sq ft site will be used to facilitate an on-going integrated supply chain contract with leading global provider of office supplies and services Office Depot.
It will provide the extra capacity to accommodate Nightfreight's additional dedicated drivers and six strong fleet servicing its nationwide, five day operations with Office Depot.
Nightfreight is responsible for delivering over 190,000 parcels to both B2B and online customers every month on behalf of Office Depot. It currently holds five contracts covering South Wales, Leeds, Devon, Norwich and the West Midlands region.
Chief executive officer of Nightfreight Ian Smith says the expansion will support future growth for both Nightfreight and Office Depot.
"Our partnership with Office Depot has strengthened over the last 15 years with increasing volumes, flexible service levels and additional support for growing online demands.
"Nightfreight will continue to provide a first class logistics partnership and service to Office Depot from its new Llanelli Gate depot. Importantly, this move will allow us to accommodate anticipated growth in key seasons and provide exceptional results and service levels.
"We are committed to providing added value and cost effective solutions to their logistic operation and we look forward to building our long and successful partnership supporting Office Depot's growth in the UK marketplace."
Kieran Dowling, head of transport UK and Ireland at Office Depot said: "Nightfreight continues to provide Office Depot with a logistics solution that goes beyond the normal supplier relationship.
"We work collaboratively to ensure we're consistently improving our performance, sharing ideas and achieving profits for mutual benefit.
"Where Nightfreight has demonstrated true partnership is in their operational approach and commitment to supporting the growth of our business and requirements.
"We're delighted our business and customers will benefit from the additional capacity and facilities at Nightfreight's new Llanelli Gate depot."