Warehousing & Storage

Union voices fears over staff safety at Amazon warehouses

Ambulances were called to Amazon's UK warehouses 600 times in the past three years, according to an investigation by the GMB union into working practices at the ecommerce giant's fulfilment centres.
 Amazon's 14UKwarehouses have been the subject of long-running concerns about working conditions. Freedom of information requests made by the GMB to ambulance services near the centres showed hundreds of calls for medical help in recent years.

Warehouses Hoist Rents

The growth of online shopping is setting off a scramble for industrial real estate near urban centers, giving landlords of once unglamorous properties a chance to push up rents to record levels.
 Amazon.com Inc. and other online retailers, as well as fulfillment companies such as FedEx Corp., are seeking out "last-mile" locations in urban areas

Preston becomes home to Fashion Biz with new DC

A new 13,000-square-metre DC, designed and installed by SSI Schaefer, ensures customers in every corner of Australia receive the same levels of service and delivery from this privately-owned clothing empire.

SINCE establishing in 1997 Fashion Biz has grown at a remarkable pace and the opening of the Preston Distribution Centre (DC) in New South Wales marks their place as the largest wholesaler to trade in corporate and promotional clothing in Australia.