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Sara.Mikunda_43228 Aug 28

AO opens major new depot in Gravesend

AO Gravesend
To address "huge spike in online sales during the lockdown period"
Major online electrical retailer AO has opened a new depot in Gravesend
The 1.2 acre site in Lower Road has created eight new jobs on-site and will offer a number of delivery driver jobs.

The firm saw a huge spike in online sales during the lockdown period and is now looking to capitalise on its growth.

Expanding its logistics network, the firm says, is a key step in its growth strategy, following the opening of two new distribution warehouses in Crewe and Stafford earlier this year.

The network of depots, known by the company as ‘outbases', are supplied by the main distribution centres in Crewe, so AO can offer next day delivery.

David Ashwell, MD of AO Logistics, said: “We’ve been quick to adapt to meet increased customer demand and we’re now investing in growing our logistics capacity so that we continue serving customers when they need us in future.

“The new depot is in the ideal location to support our growth as a business – we’ll be closer to our customers in Kent and have even more distribution space available. We’re doubling down on our expertise and infrastructure to make sure that we’re in a great position to keep serving customers brilliantly as we move out of lockdown.”

Source: kent online