Following six months of record-breaking growth, the UK’s largest privately owned next day parcel delivery firm, APC Overnight, is driving its business forward with plans to make a series of strategic investments, including the introduction of a new sortation system and its biggest ever trunking investment.
The initiative will see the company install a brand new sky sorter at its Staffordshire headquarters. This follows a 20% increase in consignments and a circa 18% growth in turnover over the last 12 months.
APC Overnight’s investment in its bespoke national sortation centre in Staffordshire last year certainly paid dividends, as it enabled it to significantly increase overnight capacity by over 50% – this figure set to be improved upon substantially when the new sky sorter is in operation.
The company has also unveiled plans to add 45 new moving double-deck, curtain-sided trailers to its trunking fleet over the next three months – the firm’s biggest trunking investment to date, including the replacement of its van fleet.
The plans unveiled by APC Overnight are further backed by the company’s pledge to create 140 full time positions at its national sortation centre in Cannock, Staffordshire by the end of September. The new roles, which include warehouse operatives and forklift truck drivers, are expected to help the firm increase its turnover in excess of the 14% growth figure achieved in 2013.
Karl Brown, CEO at APC Overnight, commented: “Our investment in two new sky sortation systems, in addition to our biggest ever outlay in support of our trunking fleet, represents the latest of our strategic plans to meeting the growing demand for our services nationwide. An efficient operation at our national sortation centre is key to our ability to maintain exceptionally high service levels for our customers.
“Having grown so rapidly since our business was formed 20 years ago, it is important we continue to show the same levels of ambition as we did the very day APC Overnight was born. By continuing to invest in the operational side of our business, we aim to allow even more UK customers to take advantage of our wide range of delivery options.”