Stephen Timms, the MP East Ham has visited the Evri depot in Beckton to the site and hear about the firm’s continued growth, innovation, and investment in sustainability initiatives.
The depot management team took the MP on a tour of the depot, which is an integral part of the national operation and delivers 700 million parcels a year. The site serves the central London area and more than 6 million parcels are handled at the site each year. The tour was then followed by discussions around Evri’s overall business performance, which has seen double digit growth over the past few years.
Evri’s Beckton site is home to 24 electric vans which are used to deliver on more than 100 delivery rounds within the ultra-low emission zone. The site has previously been used to trial new innovative initiatives such as pedestrian couriers, and driverless vehicles.
Ionut Alexandru Andor, Depot General Manager at Evri, said: “Today was a great opportunity to showcase how we are continuing to grow and invest in our operations in the area. We are proud to provide to be the site selected to trial initiatives which will make our planet a healthier place to live and work.”
Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, who previously visited the site in 2018, added: “I was delighted to visit Evri’s impressive local depot today. I was struck by the scope and scale of what the staff do. The depot plays an essential part in our local economy, providing good job and training opportunities. The fact it is so busy bodes well for the area’s future.”