Wednesday 20th Sep 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Fire at ASOS Berlin distribution centre

ASOS evacuated its new Eurohob 2 distribution centre in Berlin last night after fire broke out at the site.

The company said the fire was contained in one of the four chambers in the first phase of the development and there were no casualties.

“Contingency plans were executed successfully with customer orders currently being fulfilled via our Barnsley warehouse,” it said in a statement.

The affected chamber holds about two million stock units and the company estimates that about a quarter of them, worth some £6.25 million were affected by fire and water damage. ASOS currently holds some seven million stock units at Eurohub 2.

“None of the technology, automation or structure of the building has been affected by the fire. The clean-up process is underway and it is anticipated that the other three chambers of the site will be operational again later today. We are fully insured for loss of stock and any subsequent business interruption,” it said.

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