EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Northamptonshire; Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire; East Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Wellingborough


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52.10 - Warehousing and storage

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-02-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 300
Planned Job Reductions max: 300
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Foreseen End Date: 10-04-2019

Additional Information

Logistics company XPO is poised to close its warehouse in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire which will result in the loss of 300 jobs. The company operates the site for House of Fraser, which itself has been taken over following its collapse into administration. Trade union USDAW has confirmed that it is entering into consultation with the company over the proposed closure, and that it will also be speaking to other local employers who recognise the union to explore possibilities of employment in these companies. The XPO site is due to close on 10 April 2019.