Made.com expands UK warehousing operations
Furniture retailer Made.com is to expand its UK warehousing operations through the development of an additional 350,000 square foot facility at DP World’s London Gateway Logistics Park in Tilbury.
Part of the retailer’s growth plans for the UK and Europe, the move will enable it to house additional stock to reduce the time between customer order and fulfilment.
The facility is expected to create up to 100 new jobs for warehouse operative and administrative staff.
Already one of the largest occupiers at London Gateway, Made’s current warehouse at the site spans 225,000 square feet and handles around 750,000 units per year with an average SKU range of 2,300. Built specifically for Made, the new facility will be delivered in two phases, with the first phase completed this summer and the second in April 2022.
Nicola Thompson, chief operating officer at Made.com, said: “We are thrilled to expand our warehousing operations at London Gateway as we respond to continued growth in customer demand for our exclusive designs.
“Combined with our innovative ‘just in time’ supply chain model, this expansion of our warehousing facility in Tilbury is an exciting step towards achieving our long-term strategy to grow the business sustainably, as we continue to invest in operational efficiency and become the design destination for digital natives.”
Founded in 2010, Made.com sells its products across the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands.