UK and Germany-based electronics retailer AO is responding to high demand by hiring 250 new staff at its expanding logistics centre in Crewe, North-west England. It will also be increasing the size and capacity of the warehouse by 115,000 square feet. David Ashwell, AO’s managing director of logistics, has said “We’ve been quick to adapt to meet increased customer demand and we’re investing in the future, adding more space and hundreds of new, quality jobs for people in Cheshire and Staffordshire.”
In May, J&P reported that AO.com had seen a huge rise in demand since the start of lockdown in the UK, and had successfully met its four key strategic ambitions in the year leading up to March 31st. Because of this, it makes sense for the electronics retailer to expand its logistics capacity and hire many more staff.