To build, manage and operate a new automated warehouse facility in Corby the supply chain solutions provider Wincanton has won a four-and-a-half-year contract with discount apparel retailer Matalan.
As part of the deal, Wincanton will transform the former plastics factory into a sophisticated sorting depot serving all of Matalan's stores in southern England.
It will be equipped with sortation and racking equipment for both hanging and boxed garments, including a 16,000-pallet-high bay, and will employ about 200 workers.
Initially, the facility will handle about 25 per cent of Matalan's total UK volume, growing to 50 per cent by 2008.
June 01, 2004