BLECKMANN ADDS TWO NEW SITES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM Operational capacity passes the 2.8 million square feet (262,000 Sqm)

19 June 2024

Bleckmann, a logistics expert specializing in supply chain management for fashion and lifestyle brands, is proud to announce that we are adding two new sites to our UK presence. This significant expansion of our operational footprint translates into expansion of our operational capacity to over 2.8 million square feet (about 262,000 square meters). This growth has come as a result of welcoming new clients as well as supporting expansion of our existing clients and services.

Reinardt van Oel, Chief Operations Officer for Belgium and the UK, stated, “The UK is an important growth market for Bleckmann. Over the last 4 years we have grown from serving 5 clients in just 1 warehouse to managing the operations for 60 brands across 7 logistic centres. It shows our capabilities and how much the UK fashion and lifestyle market appreciates the Bleckmann approach.”

Burton on Trent

As communicated earlier this month, Bleckmann takes over logistics operations of Superdry on July 1st, 2024. The brand is already a long term partner of Bleckmann in continental Europe. Both companies are looking forward to this expansion of partnership and collaboration. The warehouse covers an area of 542,000 square feet (50,000 square meters) and with this transition approximately 240 employees will join Bleckmann.

Magna Park Corby

In May 2024, the new distribution centre in Corby was added to Bleckmann’s operations. The site offers operational space of 588,000 square feet (55,000 square meters). It’s located in central England and benefits from excellent connectivity to the national transport network for efficient logistics operations. The building has a unique clear height of 194 feet (18 meters) and is BREEAM Excellent certified. Bleckmann expects to employ around 250 people at this location.

Manga Park Vulcan

Was added to the Bleckmann operations in March 2022 and the distribution centre, offers a total of 611,000 square feet (57,000 square meters). Magna Park near Lutterworth covers over 550 acres or 223 hectares. It is situated in a location, bounded by the M1, M6 and M69 motorways; widely known as the “Golden Triangle”. This part of the UK is the first choice for logistics due to its strategic position in the centre of the country. Approximately 225 people work at Bleckmann’s Vulcan site.

Bury St. Edmunds

Just a month earlier, in February 2022, Bleckmann started operations in Bury St. Edmunds and recently expanded the distribution centre. It is offering a total of almost 394,000 square feet (37,000 square meters). The site offers great strategic access to main road transport corridors, like the A14, A134 and A143. Opening of that facility allowed Bleckmann to create 115 employment opportunities in the area.

Swindon Trinity

In Juli 2021 Bleckmann started operations in our second Swindon site called Trinity. This warehouse has an operational space of 120,000 square feet (11,000 square meters) plus there are about 4,250 pallets rack positions. It is a multi-user site and it is well connected by road, located close to motorway M4, offering good transportation infrastructure. The building has a free height of 39 feet (12 meters) and offers great storage capacity. At this Bleckmann site we employ 80 colleagues.

Magna Park Tornado

To support further growth of existing and new international customers within the B2B and B2C channels, domestically and beyond, Bleckmann opened in May 2020 the Magna Park Tornado site. The operational space of this warehouse is 380,000 square feet (35,000 square meters) and it is BREEAM certified. The fulfilment centre offers great opportunities with regards to sustainability and use of renewable energy. Bleckmann created up to 350 workplaces for day to day activities and in peak times we add an additional 600 people.

Swindon South Marston

Bleckmann started operations in the UK in July 2017 and this first logistics centre was located in Swindon - South Marston. It had a total area of 184,000 square feet (17,000 square meters) and the site was well connected to a great transportation infrastructure. This Bleckmann warehouse is also a multi-user site and at the moment we employ around 110 people.

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