Gousto to open new £40 million fulfilment centre
Recipe box retailer Gousto is to open a new £40 million chilled fulfilment centre at St. Modwen Park Burton.
The 295,00 square foot bespoke facility will increase Gousto’s operational capacity by 40% and create hundreds of new jobs ranging from engineering managers and warehouse managers to operatives and front-line leaders. Recruitment for the roles is expected to begin next year.
The site will be used for the picking and packing of Gousto recipe boxes prior to delivery to customers.
Timo Boldt, chief executive and founder of Gousto, said: “The future is incredibly exciting for Gousto, as we capitalise on the accelerating trends of convenience, health and sustainability that are driving change within the grocery market.
“We’re delighted to be occupying the space at Burton – not only will this increase our capacity, but it will bring hundreds of job opportunities to the area. We look forward to embarking on our next stage of growth, as we get closer to achieving our vision of becoming the UK’s most-loved way to eat dinner.”
The facility will be powered by Gousto’s proprietary technology and will be built with sustainability front of mind.
Polly Troughton, managing director at St. Modwen Logistics, said: “It’s fantastic to be working in partnership with Gousto and to offer them a bespoke, sustainable warehouse as their operational needs increase and their business flourishes, bringing further employment to the area to support economic growth.
“Our shared mutual values in the environment and sustainability will allow Gousto to innovate, grow and respond to the heightened demand of their expanding customer base.”
St. Modwen Logistics has appointed Readie Construction to deliver the fulfilment centre, with SBH Property Consultants acting on behalf of Gousto. The investment in Staffordshire has been fully supported by East Staffordshire Borough Council.
Councillor George Allen, leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council, said: “We’re pleased that a business like Gousto has decided to invest in the region. Their arrival will bring great opportunities and further employment to the area.”
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