Online fashion retailer ASOS has appointed XPO Logistics to manage its new fulfilment centre in Staffordshire.
Earlier this year, the popular clothing brand announced it was investing £90 million into a new distribution hub at Fradley Park, near Lichfield, in a move which will create 2,000 new jobs over the next three years.
Now XPO Logistics has been awarded the contract to manage the new 437,000 sq ft warehouse when operations commence in August.
The new contract expands XPO’s eight-year relationship with the fashion giant, which has also renewed XPO’s long-term contract to manage the existing ASOS flagship fulfilment centre in Barnsley.
XPO also manages a UK returns site for ASOS in Doncaster.
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Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland at XPO Logistics, said: “These two, new multi-year agreements with ASOS are a testament to the dedication of our team and the cutting-edge expertise we have showcased at the Barnsley facility over the last eight years.
“We’re eager to apply our know-how to our third ASOS site with the launch of operations in Lichfield.”
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Mark Holland, chief operating officer at ASOS, added: “Over the past eight years, the XPO team has proven itself to be a superb partner for us, so we are very pleased to be expanding the scope of XPO’s role as we build the foundations for our future growth in the UK and around the world.”
In February, ASOS’ websites attracted 248.6 million visits and had 24.9 million active customers 7.8 million of which were located in the UK. This is up from 214.4m website visits and 22.3 milion active customers in February 2020.