DPD North Tipperary has welcomed the expansion of its central distribution and fulfilment facility in Athlone due to DPD winning recent multi-million euro contracts.
The North Tipperary depot, based in Nenagh, is one of 38 depots nationwide, and with its latest expansion, DPD Ireland expects to create over 50 jobs over the next 18 months.
Founded in 1986, with just 10 depots, DPD has grown to become Ireland’s leading express parcels provider and employs over 600 people.
Bernard O’Brien, who has has owned and run DPD’s North Tipperary depot since 2006, said: “This is a real positive boost for us here in North Tipperary. DPD’s business directly reflects Ireland’s changing economic environment. The more we’re delivering, the busier Irish companies are. Our customers have become increasingly cost conscious - right across every sector - not just here in North Tipperary but nationwide. We’ve had to adapt quickly to that change. Through strong investment in research and development and technical innovation, we’ve improved efficiencies for DPD and for our customers. We’re delivering their products faster, safer, and more cost effectively.”
DPD contribute over €40m to the Irish economy. It has 350 vehicles on the road, carrying over eight million parcels a year.
The news was welcomed by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, who said “that DPD Ireland is expanding its business in Athlone with the creation of 50 jobs is a great boost for the region. This is a company expanding through increased use of technology, R&D and innovation, and through the Action Plan for Jobs we will be seeking to encourage more businesses to follow this path. I congratulate all involved and wish them all the best for the future”.