The project bolsters the company’s services towards the brands it represents in Africa – bringing Fashion and Sport closer to the continent.
In late 2020 Hudson finalised a significant investment of €3.5M on a new distribution centre in Hal Far. The investment was financed in part by the bond proceeds issued by Hudson Malta plc in 2018 as per the prospectus of the bond issue.
The distribution centre welcomes products from Asia and Europe, intended to be shipped to over 20 countries in Africa – acting as the optimal midpoint between international brands and in-country retailers.
Strategically positioned in the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta lies between Southern Europe and North Africa. This centre is located in the south of the island, just a stone throws away from the country’s international airport and freeport.
This distribution centre, which was purposely designed and built spans a total area of 5,000 sqm of which 3,300sqm was built up and incorporates storage, sorting, service zones for merchandise and an administration area. With this investment Hudson has tripled its previous storage capacity and with dedicated areas for specific aspects of the distribution process allows for more capacity in handling more products and different brands.
“This new distribution centre not only provides a modern work environment for its employees, but also increases our operation’s overall efficiency and ability to turnover more products. This consequently will have a positive impact on the company’s business with the capacity to generate more turnover whilst bringing in cost efficiencies, hence serving to future proof our business” explains Supply Chain and Data Manager Director, Mr George Amato.
This warehouse currently welcomes products from top brands including Nike and Converse. It also sets the company in a good position to welcome new brands and service more clients within Africa – bringing both sports and fashion products all the closer to the continent and its people.