Wherever you are, we'll be depending on you

You don't need to be out on the road for long before you spot an Asda truck. Our fleet is everywhere, delivering goods to our stores from 23 Depots up and down the country.

All of them are super-efficient, using state-of-the-art technology to move, stack and track goods from supplier to store. But it's the teamwork and commitment of Depot colleagues in the award winning Logistics Services team that really brings it all together and gets the right products to the right stores at the right time. So their importance to customer service is just as great as if they were actually working in a store. Depots vary in size, employing anything between 200 and 1200 colleagues in a wide range of Warehouse, Administration and Driver roles.

Depots may not be on the front line serving customers in the Asda and George stores, but the delivery of great service starts here. Colleagues in the stores depend on us to get it right, every minute of every hour of every day. This means that in the Depots, it's vital that we pull together as a team to ensure that stores have the right levels of stock all the time.

The roles are spread around four different types of Depot

There are eight Chilled Depots handling fresh and frozen goods. Because they're dealing with food, the chilled Depots have a quick turnaround time and are really fast-paced. As soon as the goods arrive, they're loaded and delivered directly to our stores.

Eleven Ambient Depots deliver grocery products - everything from tinned foods and toiletries to wines and spirits. These are goods that can be stored and can be held in warehouses ready to be sent out to stores when they're needed.

Then there are two General Merchandise Depots storing non-food products. These are 'shelf-intensive' Depots, and our colleagues pick the goods they require to order, often using fork lift vehicles.

It's all pretty high tech stuff, and enables our operations to be very fast and efficient. For example, we use automated 'voice-controlled picking' which gives our colleagues information on what they need to collect via a headset, so they know exactly where to go and how many of each item to collect.

Finally, there are three George Clothing Depots, where products change all the time - either with the seasons or new fashions and trends. The larger clothing Depots have been likened to 'the doors in the film Monsters Inc', with automated picking systems flying clothing on rails all around the warehouses to pick the product needed automatically!

< Back

You don't need to be out on the road for long before you spot an Asda truck. Our fleet is everywhere, delivering goods to our stores from 23 Depots up and down the country.

All of them are super-efficient, using state-of-the-art technology to move, stack and track goods from supplier to store. But it's the teamwork and commitment of Depot colleagues in the award winning Logistics Services team that really brings it all together and gets the right products to the right stores at the right time. So their importance to customer service is just as great as if they were actually working in a store. Depots vary in size, employing anything between 200 and 1200 colleagues in a wide range of Warehouse, Administration and Driver roles.

Depots may not be on the front line serving customers in the Asda and George stores, but the delivery of great service starts here. Colleagues in the stores depend on us to get it right, every minute of every hour of every day. This means that in the Depots, it's vital that we pull together as a team to ensure that stores have the right levels of stock all the time.

The roles are spread around four different types of Depot

There are eight Chilled Depots handling fresh and frozen goods. Because they're dealing with food, the chilled Depots have a quick turnaround time and are really fast-paced. As soon as the goods arrive, they're loaded and delivered directly to our stores.

Eleven Ambient Depots deliver grocery products - everything from tinned foods and toiletries to wines and spirits. These are goods that can be stored and can be held in warehouses ready to be sent out to stores when they're needed.

Then there are two General Merchandise Depots storing non-food products. These are 'shelf-intensive' Depots, and our colleagues pick the goods they require to order, often using fork lift vehicles.

It's all pretty high tech stuff, and enables our operations to be very fast and efficient. For example, we use automated 'voice-controlled picking' which gives our colleagues information on what they need to collect via a headset, so they know exactly where to go and how many of each item to collect.

Finally, there are three George Clothing Depots, where products change all the time - either with the seasons or new fashions and trends. The larger clothing Depots have been likened to 'the doors in the film Monsters Inc', with automated picking systems flying clothing on rails all around the warehouses to pick the product needed automatically!