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Exclusive: Funko to open state-of-the-art distribution centre in Coventry

Published on: 11th February 2020

To meet the needs of business expansion, the centre will open in early April, with 349,000 sq. ft. of operating space and 17,000 sq. ft of new office space.

Since it began trading in January 2017, Funko EMEA has seen significant expansion, with the past three years’ growth surpassing expectations as the business continues to strategically expand into new and existing markets.

In 2019, Funko further accelerated its business development through category diversification into brands such as Loungefly, Funko Games, Funko Home + Gift, as well as further softlines, to meet the demands of new and existing customer channels within EMEA.

To reflect the company’s progression, provide its partners with an upgraded level of service and alleviate pressure on the company’s operational infrastructure, Funko has announced plans to relocate its UK operational base to a new distribution centre, located in Coventry.

With 349,000 sq. ft. of operating space, including 17,000 sq. ft. of new offices and 34 loading bays, the state-of-the-art fulfilment centre is nearing completion. The new facility will be predominantly servicing the UK and Irish markets, however, a portion of its capacity will be dedicated to mainland European customers, as well as higher complexity orders.

Andy Oddie, MD of Funko EMEA, told Toy World: “We are reacting to our customer needs with an innovative operational system that can mirror the pace of our company. The new space meets all our extensive requirements, and we are delighted”.

Funko has confirmed the transition to the new location in Coventry has already begun, and the facility is scheduled to go live from early April this year.

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