Wednesday, April 3, 2019

London Gateway Logistics Park Collects Another Retail Customer with New Distribution Centre

DP World Decision to Invest in River Thames Deep Water Container Port Paying Off
Shipping News Feature
UK – Staff at DP World's deep water container port London Gateway must be 'made up' having heard that the leading European design brand MADE.COM decided last week to go ahead and sign the lease for a new 165,000 square foot distribution centre based at the Logistics Park which forms the hinterland of the Thames side facility.

The lifestyle fashion brand is to replace its current distribution centre near Ipswich in favour of a site which offers a better ability to serve its customers with improved road and rail connections from the heart of the South East Essex conurbation which houses such a huge customer base.

MADE’s addition of increased capacity in the UK follows a sustained period of growth which saw the company post a 37% increase in revenue last year. The new site forms part of the group’s growing European wide warehousing portfolio. Frédéric Beltoise, Global Operations Director of MADE.COM, commented:

“As a digital-first business, we are deeply invested in the quality of our unique products and ensuring that our customers have the best possible experience when shopping with us. As well as adding long term capacity for growth, this new site enables us to continue building the exceptional customer experience that has been so key to our success to date.”

DP World’s decision to construct a completely new port and logistics park to serve London and the regions is proving, as we predicted, a shrewd decision with an ever growing clientele of freight companies and retail interests, particularly with the growth of ecommerce and the delivery demands it places on suppliers. Oliver Treneman, Logistics Park Development Director said:

“We are delighted to welcome MADE.COM to the Logistics Park. We firmly believe that our own growth plans and ability to add value coincide smartly with MADE.COM’s own ambitions. We look forward to building on the relationship to ensure this forward-thinking retailer can operate an efficient operation from this site, enabling it to deliver the very best service to its London-based customers’ front doors.”