ASOS and Norbert Dentressangle set for extensive expansion of Barnsley centre operations

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As part of one of the most important logistics-related agreements in Europe, Norbert Dentressangle has managed to secure a contract worth more than £100m for the management of ASOS’ giant distribution hub in Yorkshire.
According to a news report in the media, the Barnsley warehouse, a central pillar for ASOS’ online clothing distribution business, currently provides more than 1.1 million sq ft of floor space and is the size of six football pitches.
However, in order to support the retailer’s expansion plans, ASOS is keen on extending the facility by an impressive 25 per cent, effectively doubling storage capacity at the site.
Furthermore, as part of this new contract, all 1,200 staff employed by ASOS’ former service provider Unipart Logistics were offered the opportunity to transfer to Norbert Dentressangle.
Martin Palmer, Norbert Dentressangle business development director, said: "We have a proven track record in taking on and improving complex, high-volume e-fulfilment operations and look forward to working with ASOS to introduce new strategies and solutions to support continued volume growth and geographical expansion.
"Our experience in successful major TUPE transfers also comes into play and we have worked closely with all parties to ensure a smooth transition, both for ASOS and those working on the contract.
"Both we and ASOS operate on an increasingly global basis and we are confident that this new contract marks the beginning of a long-term, strategic partnership between our two companies."
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