AO opens 20th UK depot

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Online electrical retailer AO has opened its 20th depot in the UK at The Sterling Centre on Eastern Road in Bracknell, Berkshire.

AO said that the 20,000 sq ft depot was the third to open its doors in what it described as “recent months”, following additions to its network in unspecified locations in “Kent and Yorkshire”.

AO’s network of depots, known as ‘outbases,’ are supplied by its main distribution centres in Crewe, Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. AO said that this model meant it was never more than one hour away from customers.

David Ashwell, MD of AO Logistics, said “It’s fantastic that we’ve reached the milestone of 20 depots after opening three new sites in quick succession. The rapid expansion of AO Logistics is really a testament to the hard work of our people and we’re proud of how much we’ve grown in the past six months.

“The eases of shopping online for appliances has really stuck with customers and by owning our own logistics network, we’ve been in the best position to meet this increased demand. The new depot is in an ideal location to support our growth as a business – we’ll be able to serve our customers in Berkshire even better than before and it means we’re securing the best infrastructure for the future.”

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