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Fire destroys stock at Asos European warehouse

A fire last night at Asos’s new Eurohub 2 distribution centre outside Berlin caused £6.3m worth of damage, it has emerged.

On 15 May the business held 7 million units of stock within the Eurohub 2 facility. There were 2 million units of stock in the area affected by the fire with a cost value of £25m. The business said its initial estimate of 25% or £6.3m worth of stock could be compromised by fire and water damage.

The etailer said all relevant safety measures were executed as planned and the fire was contained to one of the four chambers in the first phase of the development. A full evacuation was conducted successfully with no injuries to the team.

None of the technology, automation or structure of the building has been affected by the fire. The clean-up process is under way and it is anticipated that the other three chambers of the site will be operational again later today, 16 May.

Asos is fully insured for loss of stock and any subsequent business interruption.

Customer orders are currently being fulfilled via Asos’s Barnsley warehouse.

Asos moved into the Eurohub 2 Distribution Centre in March. 

On 20 June 2014 Asos’s Barnsley warehouse was hit by a fire, caused by a suspected arson attack. The fire caused losses of between £25m and £30m.

 

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