Nursery Today magazine

Torque continues expansion

Leading logistics company Torque has acquired a 380,000 sq ft distribution centre at Wakefield, formerly owned by La Redoute.

The new Wakefield centre has a huge capacity to support Torque in expanding its business and is ideally located within easy reach of major motorway networks. As part of the deal, Torque will employ more than a hundred existing employees and with a great location the company will be able to take advantage of good local employment opportunities. The site is equipped to handle both boxed and hanging products and features automated sortation, three large mezzanine floors and high bay including 16 yard eaves, the new distribution centre is perfect for the full logistics offering Torque provides.

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”

Stewart Firth, the Head of Operations at Torque added: “Continuing our practice of owner operated sites, we are absolutely delighted to open our fifth Distribution Centre in Yorkshire where Torque has been operating for 25 years. 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. This expansion is integral to the company’s growth strategy and is also a great opportunity to create jobs within the local community”.

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