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Published on October 7th, 2020 | by The GC Team

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AO opens fifth warehouse

Online electricals retailer AO is opening its third distribution warehouse in four months as it continues to expand its logistics network. The new facility is the retailer’s biggest to date, adding over 275,000 sq ft of distribution space to its portfolio with the new premises at G-Park in Stoke-on-Trent.  

In recent months AO has acquired over half-a-million sq ft of new warehousing space across Cheshire and Staffordshire to ensure it has the capacity to manage growing customer demand while allowing colleagues to work socially distanced and safely during the pandemic.

The facility at G-Park is AO’s fifth and will create 120 new jobs in a range of roles – AO is in the process of a nationwide recruitment drive for over 650 jobs.

The new site will be used primarily for distribution to the retailer’s 18 ‘local hub’ depots nationwide, with plans to include a delivery depot for customers in the area.

David Ashwell, MD of AO Logistics, said: “Expanding our logistics network is a crucial step in our growth strategy, so we can continue to serve customers when they need us the most. We’ve really had to act quickly to adapt to an influx in customers following the Covid-19 lockdown. By actively securing more warehousing space and creating hundreds of new, quality jobs in the process, we’re working hard to invest in the future.”

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