New H&M distribution centre set to bring 800 jobsApr 05, 2019
The new 73,000 sq metre facility at Magna Park will service H&M stores in the UK and Ireland. In response to changing consumer shopping habits, the centre will also process online customer orders from hm.com, making it the retailer’s first omnichannel distribution centre.
The scale of this facility will provide H&M with a newly increased capacity and the technological foundation to meet the demands of its stores and online customers.
Recruitment for the 800 posts is set to being shortly.Around 800 jobs are planned for the new site in Milton Keynes, with recruitment for new roles set to commence shortly.
Toni Galli, country manager for H&M in the UK and Ireland, said: “We are very much looking forward to opening a new logistics centre in Milton Keynes. Our customers are increasingly choosing to shop with us in an omnichannel way so we see this facility as a really important way for us to integrate our online and store operations so that we can meet our customer’s changing needs more effectively.”
H&M UK and Ireland logistics manager Fay Rennocks said: “We are very excited to welcome new H&M colleagues to join us at this state-of-the-art facility at Milton Keynes. We believe that the technological solutions in place at our new distribution centre will reduce the need for our employees to engage in repetitive tasks, while enabling improvements for customer service.
“We are pleased to be able to offer some exciting new roles in an area of ever-increasing importance within our business.”
H&M expects to announce an opening date for the new centre soon.