A small fire last week was reported at Ocado Group’s customer fulfilment centre in Erith, the company has stated.
The fire occurred just outside the building in a hopper containing waste packaging. The London Fire Brigade was in attendance and the fire has now been extinguished. No part of the material handling equipment (“MHE”) was involved. Given that the facility was evacuated, as required whenever a fire is reported, there was some disruption to picking and some customer orders have had to be cancelled. We sincerely apologise to those customers affected for the inconvenience this causes. All customers will be offered a re-booking for tomorrow. The fire suppression measures in place performed as intended and the fire did not spread.
The company said it would like to thank the London Fire Brigade for their assistance.