New era at Asda distribution

Asda distribution centre official opening in South Elmsall
Asda distribution centre official opening in South Elmsall
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A MULTI-MILLION pound revamp of the Asda distribution centre in South Elmsall was revealed this week.

The supermarket giant’s £4.4m investment in the centre on Elmsall Way has seen an upgrade of the facility to speed up services.

It will now accommodate more products and means vehicles can pick up stock faster to transport it around the country.

And the investment could lead to more jobs in the future.

General manager Nigel Price said: “We’re delighted to be able to open The Yorkshire Cross Dock depot at South Elmsall as part of our strategic growth plans for 2012.

“The new cross dock will play a key role in delivering products to Asda customers more quickly and with fewer road miles.

“We’re also delighted to welcome colleagues back to the new facility and look forward to playing an important part of the fabric of the local community.”

The centre re-opened on Tuesday.

The refurbishment comes as part of the supermarket’s £500m project to expand the company across the UK.

This will include 25 new stores, refurbishing 43 existing outlets and investing in new depots. The entire scheme will create up to 5,000 jobs.