Norbert Dentressangle wins new logistics contract with Asos
In one of Europe’s largest logistics deals, the global on-line fashion retailer, Asos, has awarded a three-year contract for the management of its worldwide distribution centre to Norbert Dentressangle (ND). Asos offers over 60,000 branded and own label product lines across womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery and beauty, with approximately 1,500 new product lines being introduced each week. With 6.5 million active users, www.asos.com is the world’s most visited fashion web site, per day, by 18-34 year olds, and ships to customers in 241 countries and territories from the global distribution centre in Barnsley (UK). ND took over responsibility for the management of Asos’ global fulfilment centre in August. At the heart of Asos’ distribution operations, the Barnsley warehouse currently provides around 100,000 sqm of floor space and is the size of six football pitches. Under the new contract, all 1,200 staff employed by Asos’ former service provider, Unipart Logistics, were offered the opportunity to transfer to ND.