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Hermes is the UK’s leading consumer delivery specialist who work alongside 80% of the UK’s top retail brands, including Next, ASOS and John Lewis. With over 4500 employees and a network of over 15,000 self-employed couriers, delivering an impressive 400 million+ parcels a year, their namesake, the fleet-footed messenger to the Olympic Gods, would have been more than pleased.
With one eye always firmly set on the future, innovation underpins their growth strategy as they continue to invest in new technologies with a steadily growing network of modern locations. Set to be completed in 2022, Hermes UK has invested around €69 million to construct a high-performance site in Barnsley, which will become the largest distribution centre in Europe and be able to process 1.3 million shipments per day.
Fully in keeping with the holding company’s target of becoming climate-neutral by 2030, Hermes are committed to investing in alternative driving systems. For example, the entire fleet in London is now made up of electric vehicles. They have also installed 800 locker stations, which has made Hermes the first parcel delivery service to provide a combined service portfolio of home delivery, ParcelShop and locker station solutions.
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