Logistics group opens 14th former Tuffnells site

Delivery solutions firm DX Group has opened its 14th former Tuffnells facility, after the firm secured a deal with administrators for 15 sites.

The depot, located in Nuneaton will serve as an additional central hub for the Group’s Parcels business, part of the DX Express division. Set on a 2.75-acre site in the Bermuda Industrial Estate, the facility has a purpose-built 18,994 sq ft cross dock facility and space for 47 trailers.

More than 250 former employees of Tuffnells have been brought back by DX since administrators were appointed.

Another former Tuffnells facility – a 15,190 sq ft site in Stafford has also recently been opened.

Sheffield-headquartered Tuffnells called in administrators in June of this year as it struggled with rising costs which it was unable to pass on to its customers. Most of the company’s 2,200-strong workforce were made redundant.

Paul Ibbetson, Chief Executive Officer of DX Group commented: “We continue to invest significantly in the business and are pleased to add an additional central hub in Nuneaton to serve our DX Express division. This new hub supports the existing hub and increases the capacity and capability of our Parcels operation, which is growing strongly, and delivers further efficiencies, environmental and customer service benefits.

“We have now reopened all but one of the 15 former Tuffnells depots that we took on at the end of June and I am pleased with the efficiency and speed with which we have successfully integrated them into our networks. The creation of an efficient depot network is key to our growth plans over the short to medium term.”