GXO will carry out its fulfilment activities from this new facility. It is expected to create over 1,500 new jobs in the area, once fully operational. It will be equipped with the latest technology and automation solutions, and the site can accommodate future expansion.
American logistics company GXO Logistics has partnered with global retailer of sports, fashion, and outdoor brands JD sports for a 646,000-square-feet omnichannel warehouse facility, expected to open in 2024. This distribution centre, located in Heerlen, the Netherlands, will serve as a central logistics hub for JD Sports’ operations in Continental Europe.
The distribution centre has been built to respect BREEAM “Very Good” standards, including optimal lighting and solar panels installed on the roof to supply renewable electricity to both the distribution centre and 2,000 households, according to a press release by GXO.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with JD Sports to the Netherlands, on top of our current operations with JD Sports’ Go Outdoors brand in the United Kingdom,” said Richard Cawston, GXO president, Europe. “This agreement with one of the world’s leading retailers reinforces our position as an exceptional provider of omnichannel logistics management. We are very much looking forward to supporting JD Sports with our vast experience and expertise in innovative technology and automated ecommerce logistics solutions to drive the best possible consumer experience.”
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DP)