AO Warehouse Expansion

Online electricals retailer AO is looking to fill 250 logistics roles at its hub in Crewe in response to the rapid growth in online shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The electricals retailer has also added over 225,000 sq ft of warehouse space in the last three months to meet online demand, including a new 115,000 sq ft warehouse in Stafford, which is due to open in August at Redhill Business Park.

David Ashwell, MD of AO Logistics, said: “We’ve been quick to adapt to meet increased customer demand and we’re investing in the future, adding more space and hundreds of new, quality jobs for people in Cheshire and Staffordshire.

“We’re proud to be a growing local employer with a history of creating careers in a phenomenal business where the sky is the limit.”

“Every one of the new recruits will also be part of AO’s recently announced incentive scheme, the Value Creation Plan. The revolutionary new scheme is the first of its kind in the UK and will give every 'AO-er' the opportunity to earn around one times’ salary linked to the business’ success over the next five years.”

Ben Tesla, operations manager at AO Logistics, joined the business in 2013 as a warehouse operative. Seven years later, he manages a team of over 400 and runs the night shift in Crewe.

“When I joined AO, I never expected to build a career here but the opportunities I’ve been given have enabled me to learn and grow on the job," he said. "I couldn’t recommend AO enough as place to work.” acquired the two-person delivery company, formerly Expert Logistics, in 2009. It offers next day delivery across the UK seven days a week on its range of 12,000 electrical products.