Advanced Supply Chain (ASC) has invested £60m in a new operating facility in Nettetal, Germany (pictured), which will create 400 jobs over the next three years.

The company, which specialises in retail logistics and is part of the Reconomy Group, said 150 jobs would be created at the 233,000sq ft facility during the first year and this will increase to 400 jobs by the end of 2026.

Low carbon technology including a photovoltaic system will be utilised at the new facility, which also has 12 electric vehicle charging stations.

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Ben Balfour, COO at ASC, said: “Opening in Nettetal will provide retailers and consumer brands throughout Germany and Europe with access to our full range of solutions for optimising their omni-channel supply chains.

ASC also plans to open a new logistics and fulfilment centre in Bradford in September 2023, and a new site in Poland by the end of 2027.

“Our industry-leading technology can enhance supply chain visibility, effectively integrate multiple sales and returns channels, and deliver rich data that helps inform much more strategic decision making.”