VF Corporation, owner of Vans, The North Face, Timberland and Dickies brands, has opened its new multi-million-pound fulfilment centre in Bardon, Leicestershire, to support its long-term growth in the UK.
As the company’s main logistics hub in the country, the 600,000 square foot facility, with state-of-the-art automation capabilities, can serve almost 90 per cent of VF’s wholesale, eCommerce and retail customers in the UK within a day.
The centre, which will employ around 250 people during peak periods, has the capacity to manage the direct flow of parcel shipments up to 200,000 units per day. In addition, to 18 stations with the capacity to pick 170,000 units per day.
Martino Scabbia Guerrini, VF’s president of the EMEA Region, said: “This exciting new development, which supports the evolution of our supply chain business model, bolsters our UK presence, our number one market in EMEA. It also underlines our commitment to be a consumer-minded, retail-centric and hyper-digital enterprise as part of our company transformation and long-term growth strategy.”
Darren Miller, VF’s vice president – supply chain EMEA, added: “Expanding into this prime location will allow us to further strengthen our operations to ensure we can continue a high-quality service to our many retail and eCommerce customers across the UK. Investing in cutting-edge and technologically advanced equipment also allows us to integrate our online and in-store operations, reducing lead times and driving efficiencies to meet customer demand more effectively.”