A PARCEL and pallet delivery company has increased its capacity with the opening of a new premises in the town.

Transplus, which this year celebrates its 21st year as a member of the APC network, has opened a new operational parcel depot in Andover, not far from its previous site in East Portway Industrial Estate.

The new facility provides 25 per cent more operational capacity and supports the increase in employed drivers, also up by 25 per cent.

The company says this increased space will allow it to continue its overnight parcel collection and delivery service offerings to local businesses; particularly its specialist fragile, security and liquid services, enabling local small medium enterprises (SMEs) to make use of its national network capabilities.

Vinny Hughes, Director at Transplus Ltd, said: “Our new depot allows us to continue to serve our customers across the Andover and Sailsbury communities when SMEs continue to be of great value and importance.

“We pride ourselves on our strong relationships with local customers and are committed to supporting businesses that work tirelessly to keep the region’s entrepreneurial spirit alive.

“As one of the few carriers that is still taking on and supporting new customers, we are thankful to be part of the APC family, which continues to champion SMEs in a difficult climate.”

The APC network is the UK’s largest network of independent delivery specialists.

Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive at APC Overnight, said: “The new, larger depot will allow Transplus, a long standing member of The APC family, to continue to grow its relationships with SMEs across Hampshire. The ongoing national crisis has highlighted the strength and resilience of SMEs, and the sustained hard work of our colleagues at Transplus Ltd has enabled many local SMEs to continue to develop and thrive. We look forward to watching Transplus Ltd expand and support SMEs across Hampshire and the UK.

“This announcement comes just weeks after Bridgetime Transport, another APC member, doubled its parcel facility in Cwmbran to meet increased demand.

“This is a great sign of the burgeoning SME community across the UK, enabling The APC to serve SME customers in a time where SMEs are proving to be the backbone of the UK economy.”