Bestseller to build new logistics centre in the Netherlands
Bestseller, the owner of fashion brands Jack & Jones, Vero Moda and Vila, is to invest €265 million in building a new logistics centre in the Netherlands.
Situated in Lelystad, the facility will be critical to expanding the company’s supply chain and supporting growth.
Allan Kyhe Kjærgaard, logistics director at Bestseller, said: “This high-tech logistics centre is the biggest single investment in Bestseller’s history. It will be a significant milestone for our future ambitions and growth.
“Logistics is an increasingly important focus area for Bestseller and the whole retail industry. Increasing capacity and creating a flexible supply chain is crucial to getting our products to customers on time. That’s why we are investing ambitiously and building this high-tech, sustainable distribution centre.”
The centre is expected to create 500 full-time jobs when fully operational in 2026. Many of the employees will be highly specialised engineers, electricians and specialists in logistics and supply chain operations.
Adam Elzakalai, alderman for economic affairs and deputy mayor of Lelystad municipality, said: “With the signing of the purchase agreement, Bestseller can start work on the construction. The logistics centre will create lots of jobs. It will be a beautiful sustainable building that is erected at Port of Flevokust. And it will definitely not be the last one. There is a lot of interest from companies for business locations at Port of Flevokust.”
The Netherlands is one of Bestseller’s top five largest markets for both retail and wholesale, with over 450 stores in the country.
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