Abercrombie & Fitch to open ‘highly automated’ distribution centre

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GXO Logistics and Abercrombie & Fitch have announced an agreement to open a new 715,000ft2 distribution centre in Goodyear, Arizona, USA.

The facility will serve as Abercrombie & Fitch’s new hub for its West Coast operations when it becomes fully operational in late 2021.

The facility will feature advanced automation, including goods-to-person robots that help employees increase productivity and improve safety. Intelligent analytics, including AI and machine learning, will also be deployed at the site to deliver fast, efficient distribution of products to customers.

“We’re pleased to open this new distribution centre in Goodyear; it provides another opportunity to expand our supply chain capabilities in a prime location for the West Coast market,” said Larry Grischow, senior vice president of supply chain and procurement at Abercrombie & Fitch.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with GXO, as the company shares both our dedication to the West Coast market and our commitment to leading-edge logistics innovation.”

The distribution centre will create more than 300 jobs in the Phoenix metropolitan area and add to GXO’s growing presence in the market. GXO currently operates seven warehouses in the region, including another facility in Goodyear.

The new multi-year agreement brings GXO’s total square footage in the area to more than two million square feet.

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