XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, announced it has been awarded the contract to manage a new fulfilment centre in Lichfield Staffordshire for leading online fashion retailer ASOS. The 437,000 square foot distribution centre at Fradley Park is expected to commence operations in August 2021, creating about 2,000 new jobs over the next three years.
The new contract 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. The expansion further cements XPO’s position as a leader in outsourced e-fulfilment in the UK.
Since 2013, XPO has worked with ASOS to provide a superior experience for the many millions of ASOS customers in the UK and worldwide, fulfilled by around 4,000 shift-based colleagues working at the logistics sites. The Barnsley facility has received numerous accolades for operational excellence and colleague well-being, including the prestigious ROSPA Gold Award for workplace health and safety.
Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland, 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.”
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.”
In addition to the Barnsley and new Lichfield sites, XPO also manages a UK returns site for ASOS in Doncaster.