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Bleckmann builds new warehouse for Gymshark (UK) in Ghent

Bleckmann Logistics has opened a new distribution warehouse at Rieme, at North Sea Port Ghent (Flanders) for the e-commerce company Gymshark. From there, the British fitness brand’s products are shipped to 170 countries worldwide.


Giga distribution center at North Sea Port Ghent

In 2017, Gymshark concluded an agreement with the British subsidiary of Bleckmann Logistics for the management of the entire logistics and e-commerce process. Only a year later, Gymshark’s international distribution activities moved to Bleckmann’s fulfilment center in Grobbendonk, near Antwerp.

Thanks to the continuing success of the British e-commerce player, Bleckmann decided to build a new distribution center for Gymshark in Rieme, near Ghent. No less than 17,000 m² of this brand-new distribution center is exclusively used by Gymshark.

Steve Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer at Gymshark: “We have been working with Bleckmann since August 2017 and they are the key ingredient in keeping our promise to customers in 170+ countries. They are truly world class.”

More growth possibilities

The new site, which is now operational, has a significant level of automatization, enabling Bleckmann to process even larger volumes and to design operational processes more efficiently. The company is creating 70 permanent jobs in the town of Rieme, with at least 500 additional temporary jobs available during peak periods such as Black Friday.

Niche in fitness clothing

Gymshark is one of the fastest growing companies in the UK. It was founded in 2012 – literally – in a garage by Ben Francis, who was still a university student at the time. Since then, the brand has become a competitor to fitness clothing brands such as Nike.

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24 February 2020

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