Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee to get 50 jobs with new parcel delivery depot

An international parcel delivery company is to expand its operations in Scotland, creating up to 50 jobs in Dundee.

DPD is investing £500,000 in a new depot in the city and will launch up to 50 new routes.

The firm expects to have the new centre in the West Pitkerro Industrial Site up and running by the end of October.

The delivery company already has four depots in Scotland - two in Glasgow, and one each in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

DPD said the new expansion was driven by a significant increase in the demand for business to customer deliveries.

The firm said the new depot on Fowler Road would be important geographically for customers in the Dundee and Perth areas who are currently served by Edinburgh.

Dwain McDonald, the company's CEO, said there has been a rapid increase in customers buying things over the internet and as such an increase in demand for parcel deliveries.

He added: "The new depot will improve our capacity in Scotland and is further evidence of DPD's ongoing investment in our infrastructure.

"Deliveries on behalf of the e-commerce industry now represent half of our business and we expect this growth in e-retailing to continue to go from strength to strength.

"Successful delivery is a crucial part of the home shopping experience and this announcement underlines our commitment to improve our service to customers right across the UK."

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