Evri Barnsley opens – 1.1 million parcels a day

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Hermes Evri this week opened Barnsley 60 million pound investment this week.

Largest in Europe, the new automated parcel distribution hub, a £60 million investment in Barnsley, near Sheffield.

Martijn de Lange, CEO at Evri, said:

This development showcases our commitment to responding to the ever-increasing demand for online shopping and yet provide a service that doesn’t cost the earth. Our continued investment to strengthen our network and infrastructure across the UK is laying the foundations for future growth, creating more employment opportunities and confirming our position as an industry leader.

Barnsley Council Spokesperson, local councillor and Chair of the Ward Alliance, Nicola Sumner, said:

We are delighted to see the positive figures on recruitment for the new Evri site here in Barnsley. Our commitment has been to create more and better jobs in the borough, and it’s great to see local people benefitting from new job opportunities in a range of roles.


The hub is creating around 1,400 new jobs in the area. Over 800 full time roles have been recruited, including 12 apprentices in partnership with Barnsley College, in addition, 600 temporary and part time roles will be available to support during busy periods for those looking for more flexible employment. Over 80% of operatives have been recruited from the local area. The £60 million development is located in Barnsley, near Sheffield.

The 340,000 square foot facility has the capacity to process up to 1.1 million parcels every day and will increase the company’s overall parcel processing capacity to 4.2 million a day. It is strategically located near the motorway, close to a number of Evri’s retail customers’ distribution sites meaning that later cut off times for collections will be provided.