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Fire at ASOS warehouse in Berlin
22 May 2017
On May 16, a fire broke out at the new ASOS Eurohub 2 Distribution Centre based outside Berlin.
A full evacuation was conducted successfully with no injuries to the team. All relevant safety measures were executed as planned and the fire was contained to one of the four chambers in the first phase of the development. Contingency plans were executed successfully with customer orders currently being fulfilled via the Barnsley warehouse.
As at Monday 15th May 2017, the business held c7m units of stock within the Eurohub 2 facility. There were c2.0m units of stock in the affected chamber with a cost value of c£25m of which our initial estimate of 25% or c£6.25m could be compromised by fire and water damage.
None of the technology, automation or structure of the building has been affected by the fire.
ASOS added: “We are fully insured for loss of stock and any subsequent business interruption.”
Three years a major fire struck the ASOS hub at Barnsley, leading to around £20m of stock being damaged.