FedEx Supports Growth in South West UK with New International and Domestic Facility
EXETER, U.K., Aug. 11, 2008 – FedEx UK (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), announced the launch of a new facility in Exeter to meet the growing demands of business in the region.
The facility, located in the Greendale Business Park, Woodbury Salterton, has doubled capacity in the South West and reduces delivery times by up to one and a half hours. The station, which processes packages going to and from customers, will handle both packages for FedEx UK domestic, and FedEx Express International customers.
“This facility demonstrates our commitment to playing a central role in the future growth of the South West of England,” said Trevor Hoyle, managing director, Operations, FedEx UK. “Our investment in Exeter means a faster and more flexible service for local businesses and ensures they continue to benefit from connection to the global economy.”
The depot, which is located five miles from Exeter City Centre and three miles from Exeter International Airport, has the capacity to sort 500 packages per hour along a 70-metre conveyor belt system designed to allow the fast processing of parcels.
The 17,000 sq ft facility was also specially adapted to allow vehicles to load from any of the 13 double-shutter doors at the front and side of the building – freeing warehouse space inside the depot for peak periods and annual growth.
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