XPO Logistics has revealed that the new Lichfield fulfilment centre for online fashion retailer ASOS is to commence operations in August 2021.
The transport and logistics operator will manage the Staffordshire site for ASOS. The 437,000 square foot distribution centre is at Fradley Park and is expected to create about 2,000 new jobs over the next three years.
The new contract for the site expands XPO’s eight-year relationship with the global fashion giant, which has also renewed XPO’s long-term contract to manage the existing ASOS flagship fulfilment centre at Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
XPO has worked with ASOS since 2013 and in addition to the Barnsley and new Lichfield sites the company also manages a UK returns site for ASOS in Doncaster.
Mark Holland, chief operating officer, ASOS, said: “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.”
Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “We’re eager to apply our know-how to our third ASOS site with the launch of operations in Lichfield.”
- XPO Logistics