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AO expands with latest depot after increasing warehousing capacity by 80%

Electricals retailer AO has opened a new logistics depot in Leeds, the 24th depot in AO’s network, which will help the retailer get closer to its customers across Yorkshire.

The 35,000 sq ft site follows new sites in Crawley, Newport and Bracknell. AO has increased its warehousing capacity by more than 80% over the last 18 months, creating more than 1,500 jobs across the business.

The new depot will initially create 29 new opportunities for people across Yorkshire, but AO is also recruiting for new drivers nationwide, with more than 100 logistics positions available. These include HGV Drivers, 7.5t Delivery Drivers and warehouse operatives. New starter bonuses of up to £1,000 are available

David Ashwell, managing director of AO Logistics, said: “The new depot is in the ideal location to support our growth as a business – we’ll be able to serve our customers in Yorkshire even better than before and it means we’re securing the best infrastructure for the future. The rapid expansion of AO Logistics is really a testament to the hard work of our people and how much we’ve grown over the last 18 months.”

The network of depots is supplied by AO’s main distribution centres in Crewe, Stafford and Stoke with the nationwide delivery coverage ensuring that AO is never more than one hour away from customers.