Month: April 2021

Shoe firm Deichmann signs deal for huge Corby warehouse

An artist's impression of the site.

An artist’s impression of the site.

Major shoe retailer Deichmann has agreed a lease for a purpose-built 162,500 sq ft warehouse and offices in Corby.

The firm, Europe’s biggest footwear retailer, will take on the unit at Centrix Business Park off Phoenix Parkway after agreeing the deal with site owners and developers Clowes Developments.

The Corby warehouse – on a site bigger than London’s Trafalgar Square – will be the firm’s brand new UK distribution facility with their head office remaining in nearby Market Harborough.

Chris Holden, director at Deichmann, said: “We are continuing to expand our presence in the UK both online and opening new High Street stores.

“This development will enhance that expansion and enable us to improve service levels across the business.

“We believe Corby is a great location for our UK warehouse, being close to the centre of our store network and providing a skilled workforce for logistics operations.”

Deichmann was founded in Germany in 1913 by Heinrich Deichmann and now employs more than 40,000 people around the world.

Centrix Business Park forms part of Corby’s new ‘regeneration framework’ and comprises a 39-acre (15.8 hectare) development.

James Richards, development director at Clowes Developments, said: “Securing another major occupier for the scheme in Corby is a great result.

“The scope of the building and its high-spec delivery will, without doubt, add considerable value to the ongoing regeneration aspirations for this town.

“Bringing a household names such as Deichmann and BakeAway to Centrix Park are lines in the sand marking the bright new future for the former brownfield site.”

Chris Holden, director at Deichmann, said: “We are continuing to expand our presence in the UK both online and opening new High Street stores.

“This development will enhance that expansion and enable us to improve service levels across the business.

“We believe Corby is a great location for our UK warehouse, being close to the centre of our store network and providing a skilled workforce for logistics operations.”

Deichmann was founded in Germany in 1913 by Heinrich Deichmann and now employs more than 40,000 people around the world.

Centrix Business Park forms part of Corby’s new ‘regeneration framework’ and comprises a 39-acre (15.8 hectare) development.

James Richards, development director at Clowes Developments, said: “Securing another major occupier for the scheme in Corby is a great result.

“The scope of the building and its high-spec delivery will, without doubt, add considerable value to the ongoing regeneration aspirations for this town.

“Bringing a household names such as Deichmann and BakeAway to Centrix Park are lines in the sand marking the bright new future for the former brownfield site.”

 

Byeway Logistics *New contract update

Byeway Logistics LTD updated their phone number.

Echo Have signed a new contract with Byway Logistics soon to be opening in Corby.  The firm specialise in supplying ‘white Glove’ 2 person delivery services to Blue Chip furniture companies.  Echo will be recruiting for drivers and mates along with warehouse staff and FLT drivers.  Our first staff will be on site at the end of April with go live early in May.  We will be advertising all vacancies on our website and across all social media.

Superb news for Corby *Sofa in a box!!

Fast-growing ‘sofa in a box’ company to use Corby’s former Staples mega-warehouse as new distribution centre

Wincanton will be running the warehouse for its new client Snug

Image: Avison Young / Snug

A huge warehouse vacated by office retailer Staples has been snapped-up by Wincanton to be used as a distribution hub for a rapidly-expanding furniture company.

Staples announced it was moving off the site in Mitchell Road earlier this year, leaving dozens of people jobless.

But now Wincanton, which already runs several logistics centres around Northamptonshire, is taking over the lease on the building

The firm has been awarded a new contract to provide eFulfilment, stock management and final-mile home delivery services with online furniture retailer Snug.

The three-and-a-half-year contract will see Wincanton fulfil all customer orders, with large products being delivered via Wincanton’s two-person home delivery network.

Wincanton already has contracts with similar firms including Dobbies, Dwell, The White Company and Sofa Club.

Snug will become one of the principal customers at the state-of-the-art automated warehouse in Mitchell Road.

Wincanton has pledged to invest in the facility to develop next-generation robotics.

Snug launched in 2019 offering the UK’s first-ever sofa in a box, provides high-quality sofas on-demand for simple, no-tools assembly directly in customers’ homes.

Wincaton’s Managing Director of Digital and eFulfilment Paul Durkin said: “Snug required a long-term logistics partner to manage its warehousing fulfilment operations, as well as provide a critical role on the front-line meeting customer’s delivery expectations.

“Wincanton’s well-established eCommerce and eFulfilment capabilities, enhanced by our new development means we are well placed to support Snug with their continued growth.”

Snug founder Rob Bridgman said: “Snug started the ‘sofa in a box’ movement and in doing so has created one of the UK’s fastest-growing eCommerce brands. Snug’s ready to assemble sofas are delivered in days and assembled in minutes without the need for tools, setting us apart from all other sofa brands.

“As category creator and leader, we are continuing to invest in offering a world-class customer experience and Wincanton offers us capabilities to scale at pace and to deliver on our customer promise.”

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