Ocado to cut up to 400 jobs due to Andover CFC fire

Ocado has confirmed that it will cut up to 400 jobs following the fire in February that destroyed its customer fulfilment centre in Andover. The company… View Article

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Ocado to cut up to 400 jobs due to Andover CFC fire

Ocado has confirmed that it will cut up to 400 jobs following the fire in February that destroyed its customer fulfilment centre in Andover.

The company had tried to find an alternative site around the town to set up temporary operations but was unsuccessful.

Ocado is now looking at making around 400 of the site’s 850 workers redundant after confirming that the facility will take a minimum of two years to rebuild.

An Ocado spokesperson said: “In light of the fact that the rebuild of the Andover customer fulfilment centre will take at least two years to complete, it is with immense regret that we have commenced a formal consultation process.

“We would like to thank all of our colleagues for their hard work and we will provide them with all the support we can during this process.”

The facility accounted for around 10% of Ocado’s capacity prior to the fire and could process up to 65,000 orders per week.

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