// H&M to open brand new 785,765sq ft logistics warehouse in Milton Keynes
// 800 new jobs to be created for the hub that will service stores in the UK and Ireland
// Opening date to be confirmed
H&M has unveiled plans to open a new distribution centre in Milton Keynes that will service its customers and stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
The new 785,765sq ft logistics hub is expected to create around 800 jobs as well as feature “a high degree of process supporting technology”.
H&M added that the new warehouse “will support a more seamless shopping experience with a clear in-store and online customer-focus”.
The facility will process online customer orders from H&M’s own ecommerce platform,
making it the fashion giant’s first omnichannel distribution centre.
The new warehouse will also feature newly-increased capacity and technological foundation to meet customer demands with a flexible and efficient product flow.
Meanwhile, the Swedish retailer said recruitment drive for the new warehouse jobs will commence “shortly”.
“We’re very much looking forward to opening a new logistics centre in Milton Keynes,” H&M country manager Toni Galli said.
“Our customers are increasingly choosing to shop with us in an omnichannel way, so we see this facility as a really important way for us to integrate our online and store operations so that we can meet our customer’s changing needs more effectively.”
H&M logistics manager Fay Rennocks said: “We believe that the technological solutions in place at our new distribution centre will reduce the need for our employees to engage in repetitive tasks, while enabling improvements for customer service.
“We’re pleased to be able to offer some exciting new roles in an area of ever-increasing importance within our business.”
H&M said a further announcement on the operational launch date of the Milton Keynes distribution centre will be made in due course.