XPO Logistics has been awarded the contract to manage a new fulfilment centre in Lichfield, Staffordshire for online fashion retailer ASOS.

The 437,000sq ft distribution hub at Fradley Park is expected to commence operations in August 2021, creating about 2,000 new jobs over the next three years.

The new deal expands XPO's eight-year relationship with ASOS. It includes the renewal of its long-term contract to manage the ASOS fulfilment centre at Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

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Gavin Williams, MD, supply chain – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: "These two, new multi-year agreements with ASOS are a testament to the dedication of our team and the cutting-edge expertise we have showcased at the Barnsley facility over the last eight years. We're eager to apply our know-how to our third ASOS site with the launch of operations in Lichfield."

Added Mark Holland, chief operating officer, ASOS: "Over the past eight years, the XPO team has proven itself to be a superb partner for us, so we are very pleased to be expanding the scope of XPO's role as we build the foundations for our future growth in the UK and around the world."

In addition to the Barnsley and new Lichfield sites, XPO also manages a UK returns site for ASOS in Doncaster.