Sunday, 18 March 2018
Comet signs £100m five-year deal with Norbert Dentressangle

Norbert Dentressangle has been appointed to manage UK warehousing and distribution operations for electrical retailer, Comet.

norbert dentressangleWorth around £100 million over the next five years, the new deal further strengthens Norbert Dentressangle’s position as one of the UK’s leading providers of logistics services to major multi-channel retailers.
Acquired by OpCapita LLP in February 2012, Comet has more than 275,000 sqm of selling space across 241 stores throughout the UK, along with its on-line channel which offers the retailer’s complete range of home electricals for ‘click and collect’ or home delivery.
Norbert Dentressangle will be responsible for managing all activities at Comet’s RDCs in Skelmersdale and Harlow, including receipt, put-away, store picking, despatch and returns management. At both Harlow and Skelmersdale, the company will also bulk pick product for trans-shipment into Comet’s network of 12 home delivery platforms.
Using a dedicated fleet of around 50 tractors and 160, mainly double-deck, trailers, Norbert Dentressangle will be responsible for all transport out of the two RDCs, along with two further outbases in Scotland and the South West, serving Comet’s stores and home delivery platforms throughout the UK. Norbert Dentressangle will also manage Comet’s existing collection service, managed by a centralised transport team in Northampton. Across both warehousing and transport, the operation employs a core staff of more than 400 colleagues.
Simon Rigby, Comet's Supply Chain Director said: "We are very much looking forward to working with Norbert Dentressangle, who we recognise as a strong partner, being able to support us not only with our day to day operations but also with their overall strategic thinking and planning processes."
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