XPO Logistics and ASOS expand partnership with new Lichfield fulfilment centre

XPO Logistics has been awarded the contract to manage a new fulfilment centre in Lichfield Staffordshire for online fashion retailer ASOS.

The 437,000 sq ft distribution centre at Fradley Park is expected to start operations in August, creating about 2,000 jobs over the next three years.

The new contract expands XPO’s eight-year relationship with the global fashion giant, which has also renewed XPO’s long-term contract to manage the existing ASOS flagship fulfilment centre at Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “These two, new multi-year agreements with ASOS are a testament to the dedication of our team and the cutting-edge expertise we have showcased at the Barnsley facility over the last eight years. We’re eager to apply our know-how to our third ASOS site with the launch of operations in Lichfield.”

Mark Holland, chief operating officer, ASOS, said: “Over the past eight years, the XPO team has proven itself to be a superb partner for us, so we are very pleased to be expanding the scope of XPO’s role as we build the foundations for our future growth in the UK and around the world.”

In addition to the Barnsley and new Lichfield sites, XPO also manages a UK returns site for ASOS in Doncaster.