Zalando and DHL partner up to operate new fulfillment center: 1,000 jobs created in Tuszyn area

Zalando Fulfillment Center

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  • Zalando and DHL Supply Chain start partnership for the Zalando fulfillment center in Głuchów (Tuszyn) near Łódź
  • About 1,000 new jobs in Głuchów to be created in mid-term
  • The logistics center to measure 130,000 square meters
  • First operational tests by end of 2018

 

Głuchów, August 22, 2018 // Zalando, Europe’s leading online fashion and lifestyle platform, has started its partnership with DHL Supply Chain to run the operation of the Zalando fulfillment center in Głuchów (Tuszyn) near Łódź. DHL Supply Chain oversees the hiring process of about 1,000 positions for the logistics center created in the mid-term.

Already in April this year, Zalando celebrated the roofing ceremony of its new fulfillment center with 130,000 square meters. Głuchów is one of three fulfillment centers for Zalando in Poland, next to Szczecin and Olsztynek. Zalando aims at maintaining high standards of customer service in all 17 Zalando markets over 24 mio active customers across Europe. The new site in Głuchów joins the Zalando logistic network and is one of soon eleven fulfillment centers in five markets. The operation will be run by DHL, starting first operational tests by the end of this year.

“Thanks to the investment into the new fulfillment center in Głuchów, we will not only strengthen the service offered to Polish customers but expand our logistics network in Europe. Only in April we celebrated the roofing ceremony at our new fulfillment center, and DHL Supply Chain can start recruiting employees now. We are looking forward to the collaboration with DHL Supply Chain to operate the site and establish a strong team,” - says Jan Bartels, Vice President Customer Fulfillment & Logistics at Zalando.

“We are very pleased to have convinced Zalando with our Can Do attitude and quality of work, that we will provide them with a service that puts a strong focus on the overall customer experience creating a competitive market advantage for the company. We are confident that our passionate and skilled operations team in Poland will deliver to Zalando the quality service its customers are expecting,” - says Hendrik Venter, CEO Central and Eastern Europe of DHL Supply Chain.

The factors that determined the electoral Głuchów as a location in Poland have been primarily high employment potential, good geographical location and infrastructure with the direct connection to the expressway 1 and 12. A particular impact on the decision for Głuchów has been the great cooperation based on mutual trust and respect with the region, municipality of Tuszyn and the mayor of Głuchów.

Applications for the recruitment process can be made at: pracujwdhl@dhl.com.

More information about logistics at Zalando is available here

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ABOUT ZALANDO
Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion and lifestyle platform for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of lifestyle articles including shoes, apparel, accessories and beauty products, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of almost 2,000 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 17 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with five centrally located fulfillment centers allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe, supported by warehouses in Northern Italy, France and Sweden with a focus on local customer needs. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology gives us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners. 

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