Leading premium express delivery Company City Link has opened a flagship Depot and Regional Hub which is the largest in the City Link network.
To celebrate the opening Stuart Godman, Managing Director of City Link, presented a cheque for £250 to Neil Jones, Chief Executive of the Make-A-Wish Foundation – City Link’s chosen charity for the year. The money will be used to help make dreams come true for children and young adults fighting life-threatening illnesses.
Increased demand among City Link Customers has led to the 80-strong workforce moving into the prestigious new facility, on the Prologis Park, in Stockley Road, West Drayton.
Doug Grout, General Manager at Heathrow, said the move had proven essential as the Company had grown out of its former 60,000 sq ft Depot, in Heston.
The new facility – which measures 77,000 sq ft, marks the dawn of an exciting new era for the team at Heathrow and comes on the back of an announcement last year by the Company of a £2.5 million investment in IT facilities to improve Customer access to real time consignment tracking data which is installed and operational in its new premises.
Mr Grout said the relocation would allow the City Link Heathrow Depot to expand its operations locally and to continue to improve and enhance its value added services for existing and future Customers.
The Depot is served by a 65-strong fleet of vehicles – from vans to 7.5 tonne trucks covering a large area stretching from the M4 Corridor to Central London, taking in Windsor, Slough, Heathrow, Hounslow, Hammersmith, Acton, Fulham and Putney.
Mr Grout said: "This new facility will be better for us as it is ideal for use as a Hub and distribution centre. It is better equipped to meet the growing demands of our business and will allow us to continue to meet the needs of our Customers."
City Link, which is this year celebrating its 40th anniversary, employs over 5,500 people throughout the UK, operating 3,000 vehicles from a network of over 85 Depots, handling approximately 350,000 parcels daily.