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AO hits 20 UK depots with opening in south-east England

Online electricals retailer AO has opened a new depot in south-east England, adding another node to its UK-wide network.

The new 20,000 square foot site at The Sterling Centre on Eastern Road, Bracknell, will help the retailer serve the county of Berkshire.

AO has seen demand surge during the Covid-19 pandemic, adding new depots in Kent and Yorkshire.

These smaller depots, which ensure that AO is always within an hour of customers, are served from the company’s main distribution centres in Crewe, Stafford and Stoke.

David Ashwell, MD of AO Logistics, said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve reached the milestone of 20 depots after opening three new sites in quick succession.

“The rapid expansion of AO Logistics is really a testament to the hard work of our people and we’re proud of how much we’ve grown in the past six months.

“The eases of shopping online for appliances has really stuck with customers and by owning our own logistics network, we’ve been in the best position to meet this increased demand. The new depot is in an ideal location to support our growth as a business – we’ll be able to serve our customers in Berkshire even better than before and it means we’re securing the best infrastructure for the future.”

The retailer, which has operated its own logistics arm since acquiring Expert Logistics in 2009, offers next-day delivery to every UK postcode seven days a week.