// Asos to employ 2000 people in the next three years
// It will invest £90m in a new fulfilment centre in Lichfield
// Asos currently operates warehouses in Barnsley, Berlin and Atlanta
Asos has announces plans to invest £90 million in a new state-of-the-art fulfilment centre in Lichfield, which will employ 2000 people in the next three years.
The AEW and Allianz Real Estate joint venture warehouse will span 437,000sq ft, and will be situated at Fradley Park within 12 months.
Asos said this would allow for a gradual ramp up with testing to meet the capacity required for peak trade in 2023.
“We’re thrilled to be laying down the foundations for our future growth in Lichfield,” Asos chief executive Nick Beighton said.
“This significant investment in infrastructure and large-scale job creation is a reflection of the confidence Asos has in its future and the quality of the skills and talent available in this well-placed location.
“When fully up and running in 2023, the site will support our ever-increasing customer demand and enable us to develop our offerings and delivery capabilities even further.”
Business secretary Alok Sharma said: “Asos is a great British success story at the heart of our vibrant fashion industry and I welcome their clear vote of confidence in our skilled workforce.
“This job-creating investment in Lichfield is exactly the type of long-term commitment we need from businesses as we build back better from the pandemic.”
Asos currently operates warehouses in Barnsley, Berlin and Atlanta.