Torque acquires 380,000 sq ft DC at Wakefield

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Torque has acquired a 380,000 sq ft distribution centre at Wakefield, which was formerly owned by La Redoute.

Head of operations Stewart Firth said: “With Wakefield as part of our site portfolio, Torque now has over 1.8million sq ft of UK warehousing, employing over 800 people, where we can offer a full range of services including imports and exports, end to end service, processing and pick and pack.”

As part of the deal, Torque will TUPE more than 100 existing employees. The site is equipped to handle both boxed and hanging products and features automated sortation, three large mezzanine floors and high bay including 15 metre eaves.

Richard Burke, chief operating officer, La Redoute UK said: “At La Redoute we are very excited about this partnership. We are extremely passionate about delivering great service and Torque is the perfect provider to help us move our logistics services to the next level. With Torque taking care of our logistics we can focus on our core business aim of delivering French style to women in the UK.”

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