Wincanton wins new IKEA contract in Ireland

Wincanton has signed a five-year contract with IKEA Ireland to manage the retailer’s first Customer Distribution Centre (CDC) in the Republic of Ireland.

Located in Greenogue Logistics Park in south-west Dublin, the 280,000 sq ft warehouse will look to enable quicker customer fulfilment and better availability of IKEA products in the country, with delivery lead times reduced by more than half.

IKEA’s products have previously been delivered to consumers in Ireland via distribution centres in the UK. Locating the CDC in Ireland means IKEA is closer to the end consumer, supporting its sustainability strategy through a reduction in CO2 emissions.

The first deliveries are expected to leave the warehouse in early 2024. When fully up and running, the CDC will create 120 jobs across warehousing, logistics, and administration.

The contract builds on Wincanton’s growing relationship with IKEA, which has seen the Wincanton Group chosen as its long-term partner to operate a new multi-million-pound distribution centre in Dartford, Kent, alongside investments in electric vehicle technology for its home delivery services.

With IKEA secured as a major customer, Wincanton will also offer a shared user service from the Dublin facility to support its growth strategy in Ireland.

Source: Wincanton