After a fire destroyed Sony DADC’s warehouse in Enfield last year so many independent record labels felt the pain.
Among them were Warp and Ninja Tune who lost entire back catalogues’ worth of stock, and numerous new albums had to be pushed back because of the fire in Enfield that resulted from last years riots.
Now however Sony DADC have announced they have plans to build a new ‘enhanced’ UK distribution centre on the same site. Lets hope they make it of metal or something so it can’t burn.
Music Week have reported that the centre is set to become fully operational this summer, with a complex that promises to ‘set a new standard in warehouse and distribution services.’
The new warehouse will also have an ‘enhanced security concept’, making a repeat of last Summer’s events ‘virtually impossible.’ Which will be a sound for the sore ears of the labels that lost to much stock.
Executive VP Chris Reiser said , ‘In addition to their outstanding experience, the team that we have built in Enfield makes me incredibly proud to think of the way they have reacted so professionally to adversity. Our plan is to support this team, keep the skill base we have built here and continue to provide our customers with the same high service levels. When completed, our new UK distribution centre will occupy the same site, but it will provide even better support than before with more capacity, better technology and a bigger infrastructure, which is intended to support future growth.’
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