Wednesday, April 2, 2008

News: Alba to lease Rotherham distribution centre to UPS


After reporting significant losses, Alba, the consumer electronics distributor for brands such as Goodmans, Grundig and Bush, is set to step up their restructuring effort. It is reported that about 20 staff will lose their jobs. A further 60 will be transferred to UPS under an outsourcing deal in which the mail delivery company will run Alba's logistics centre in Cortonwood, Rotherham, for a minimum of three years. Alba is in the middle of a restructuring drive to focus on higher-margin products and to sacrifice sales in low-margin areas, such as the more basic, entry-level products, after making losses of £29.6 million last year. The state of the art £8m distribution centre at Cortonwood opened in 2003 and sees 3000 pallet movements take place every day.
Yorkshire Post article
The Times article


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