Torque takes over La Redoute site in Wakefield

Leading logistics company Torque has announced its further expansion after acquiring a 380,000 sq ft Distribution Centre (DC) at Wakefield, formerly owned by La Redoute.  

The new Wakefield DC has a huge capacity to support Torque in expanding its business and is ideally located within easy reach of major motorway networks. As part of the deal, Torque will TUPE 100+ existing employees and with a great location the company will be able to take advantage of good local employment opportunities. The site is equipped to handle both boxed and hanging products and features automated sortation, three large mezzanine floors and high bay including 15 metre eaves, the new distribution centre is perfect for the full logistics offering Torque provides.  

Richard Burke, Chief Operating Officer, La Redoute UK comments:

“At La Redoute we are very excited about this partnership. We are extremely passionate about delivering great service and Torque is the perfect provider to help us move our logistics services to the next level.

"With Torque taking care of our logistics we can focus on our core business aim of delivering French style to women in the UK”

Stewart Firth, Head of Operations, Torque comments:

“Continuing our practice of owner operated sites, we are absolutely delighted to open our fifth Distribution Centre in Yorkshire where Torque has been operating for 25 years. With Wakefield as part of our site portfolio, Torque now has over 1.8million sq ft of UK warehousing, employing over 800 people, where we can offer a full range of services including imports and exports, end to end service, processing and pick and pack. This expansion is integral to the company’s growth strategy and is also a great opportunity to create jobs within the local community”.

Operating globally, Torque prides itself on delivering versatile, seamless yet cost-effective solutions for all sizes of company, from the largest and most famous high street names through to small individual internet retailers. 

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