Bleckmann opens new fulfillment centre in Magna Park
Bleckmann has opened a new fulfilment centre in Lutterworth, marking the online fulfilment specialist's fourth site in the United Kingdom.
The 550,000 square feet building in Magna Park will serve Bleckmann's existing and new international clients within their B2B and B2C channels in Europe. The building is already in use and will be equipped with modern automation solutions in the future.
In a press statement, the company explained that increasing requests within the UK and continental Europe for logistic solutions are the reason behind opening this new fulfilment facility.
Mark van Onna, General Manager Real Estate at Bleckmann, said: "With the opening of this new sustainable (BREEAM Excellent) distribution centre we nearly double our total capacity in the logistic heart of the UK."
The opening of the new distribution centre, will also create additional employment opportunities in the region, with the company expecting up to 300 new employees to be hired.
Reinardt Van Oel, Chief Operations Officer Belgium & United Kingdom at Bleckmann, added: "We are proud to open the new site just 18 months after our first location in Magna Park. In the coming five months we will be working on the further fit out of this enormous building. It will result in expanding the total floor area to 550,000 square feet. Part of the building has already been taken in use for the first client."