Tuesday 12th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

DHL to move Argos and Habitat operations

DHL Supply Chain is proposing the transfer of its Argos and Habitat operations following the sale of Homebase to Westfarmers.

Argos_concession_in_HB_Leeds-4Argos’ operation will move from Acton Gate, Stafford, to Marsh Leys and Faverdale, while Habitat’s operations will move from Kettering and Marsh Leys to Acton Gate.

The company said that repurposing of operations at Acton Gate was a response to the decrease in volumes after Westfarmers’ purchase.

A spokesperson for DHL Supply Chain said: “Should these proposals go ahead, Argos’ operations will continue to be provided by DHL but moved to Marsh Leys and Faverdale, while Habitat’s operations will transfer from Kettering and Marsh Leys to Acton Gate.

“Affected staff have been informed of the situation and will shortly enter into consultation with unions and site representatives to discuss these proposals. DHL would like to thank their Acton Gate team for their commitment at this difficult time and stress that the decision in no way reflects on their quality of work.”