UK postal market challenger Whistl is continuing its expansion drive by opening a giant depot in Scotland, three times the size of its former site, to service its 1,200 clients in the public and private sector.
The company, which is on the verge of being bought out by the management team led by CEO Nick Wells, has operated in Scotland for nearly a decade. It collects and sorts an average of 2 million items of mail a week before handing over to Royal Mail for delivery.
Whistl has moved its existing Coatbridge operations to the 54,000 sq ft depot in Tannochside, Uddingston. It collects mail and packets from 250 individual collection points across Scotland, with clients 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, which uses 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.
Wells 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.”
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