Curry’s invests £30m in distribution centre

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DSGi Curry’s has invested £30 million in a 100-acre distribution campus in Newark, Nottinghamshire. The company reckons it will save £20 million a year with the new hub. From June onwards the distribution of all goods sold in Curry’s branches, will be handled from Newark.
According to Jeremy Ross, supply chain director UK and Ireland “Curry sells an MP3-player every five seconds, and a flat screen television every 25 seconds. The Newark distribution centre will enable us to provide first class delivery service to both our stores and home delivery customers across the UK and Ireland.”
The centre will provide around 1200 jobs at peak time with 900 of those being permanent positions.
The NDC will also act as the central collection point for recyclable packaging, batteries and end-of life products. It has embarked on a number of eco-friendly initiatives which have resulted in 600 tonnes of CO2 being saved throughout the year. By introducing double-decker trailers to carry bigger payloads, it has reduced the mileage of its vehicles by 2.6million miles annually. Additionally, diesel usage has been reduced by nearly 1million litres per year.

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