Funko to move operational base to ‘state of the art’ distribution centre in Coventry

Funko is relocating its operational base to a new ‘state of the art’ distribution centre located in Coventry, in the Midlands, in a move prompted by the firm’s continued ‘exceptional growth’ across the UK and Europe.

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 extend into new and existing markets.

In 2019, Funko further accelerated its business development through diversification, bringing in brands such as Loungefly, Funko Games, Funko Home + Gifts, and softlines, all in order to meed the demands of new and existing customers across EMEA.

Compounding the expansion, Funko is relocating its operational base to the new centre in Coventry in order to ‘provide its partners with an upgraded level of service, and alleviate pressure on the company’s operational infrastructure.’

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

Managing director of Funko EMEA, Andy Oddie, confirmed: “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.”

The transition to the new location in Coventry has already begun, and is scheduled to go live from early April, 2020.

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