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Friday, 11 May 2007

TNT UK has invested £7 million in a new facility at Leyland in Lancashire, which officially opened today.The facility, which became fully operational last autumn, doubles up as a depot and regional sortation centre, and provides a critical strategic link for businesses throughout the Northwest and up into Scotland.

New hi-tech scanning devices for warehouse staff, in-cab mobile worker units for drivers and the latest sortation machine technology were all trialled at Preston before being rolled out to other TNT depots around the UK.

According to Preston Depot general manager Shane O'Donnell, TNT's nearby Ramsbottom depot has been exceeding its capacity for some time, and it was essential that a new site was found to cope with increasing business in the North West.

“We needed to find a site that was close to the M6 and that we could also use as our Scottish driver changeover point - and we have all of this at Preston,” said O’Donnell. The ten-acre site at Aston Way, Moss Side Park, is the latest addition to TNT's nationwide network of more than sixty depots, and, with 67 loading bays, is the company’s biggest depot in the UK.

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