Zalando chooses Ingram Micro for Bleiswijk fulfilment centre

European fashion and lifestyle retailer Zalando has chosen supply chain and e-commerce logistics operation Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services to operate its new Bleiswijk fulfilment centre near Rotterdam. The contract will enable Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services to create 1,500 new jobs.

The new fulfilment centre has a footprint of 140,000 square metres and will be the largest site in Zalando’s European network. It is expected to be in full operation in the coming 2021 peak season.

Jan Bartels, SVP of customer fulfilment at Zalando, commented, “We are excited to expand our logistics footprint with a state-of-the-art fulfilment centre in the Netherlands. Our Benelux customers will benefit from reduced delivery times and new services like next- and same-day delivery, and with our trusted partner, Ingram Micro, we believe we’ll achieve that. We are looking forward to Ingram Micro setting up a strong local team, and together, we will enhance the customer experience in Western Europe.”

Zalando chose the Bleiswijk site site thanks to its location and the fact that it is an existing business park with a well-developed infrastructure. It is also close to the A12 motorway, and is close to many of the e-commerce company’s major market.

“Ingram Micro is proud to extend its relationship with Zalando and to be selected to manage operations at its newest and largest logistics site. Our global warehouse network and broad range of services include extensive e-commerce fulfilment experience in the Netherlands,” concluded Jack Heijkans, VP of commerce at Ingram Micro. “Our team offers significant local expertise and capabilities in the field of technology and automation, and our highly skilled operators will meet and exceed the expectations of Zalando and its customers, as we have in our other operations for Zalando.”

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