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On the road to automation: LPR UK announces depot investment

On the road to automation: LPR UK announces depot investment

LPR UK, a division of Europe’s largest pallet pooling specialist, has announced a series of investments in its nationwide network of facilities. The upgrades, which include full automation of two depots, will help drive the ongoing expansion of the business in the UK.

Working closely with logistics specialist XPO, LPR has committed a six-figure sum to further enhance its facilities at Sywell and Avonmouth. The upgrades will see both locations become fully automated, a move intended to shore up the efficiency, safety and working environments of the sites.

LPR has also announced increased funding for its flatbed vehicle service with XPO. The offering is due to be rolled out across the North West early next year, with LPR also working with a number of regional transport businesses to provide a similar service UK-wide.

Simon Wood, operations director for LPR UK and Ireland, commented: “These upgrades signal LPR’s intent to continually improve efficiencies across its UK network, while ensuring safety and first-rate working environments.

“This year has been very busy for LPR UK, with a number of important new contract wins. We’re keen to build on this momentum as we enter 2018. Our commitment to continuing to improve our depots is evident with the move to automation in Sywell and Avonmouth – an incredibly exciting step forward for the business, and something we’re looking forward to seeing go live in 2018!”

Alongside updates to its depot network, LPR has also announced a series of new or extended contract wins over the past year. These include wins with leading FMCG manufacturers including East End Foods and Princes Gate, alongside an expansion of LPR’s presence in the logistics industry, with new contracts being signed with Global Freight and Boardlink.

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