PIAS issues progress update after warehouse fire

Distribution firm say they will be begin shipping orders again next week

PIAS have issued a statement, updating their progress in overcoming the major disruption they suffered after the warehouse they used for their stock was destroyed in a fire on Monday night (August 8).

The Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield contained stock from a huge swathe of independent labels, including XL, Domino and Sunday Best. It had been initially thought some releases would be delayed after the warehouse was burned down during the rioting in London, but the firm has said they expect to start shipping orders again next week.

The statement reads:

Sony DADC have actioned their Business Continuity Plan and are back up and running from a new control room in Enfield. PIAS continue to work with them to minimise the impact on the business, a number one priority for all labels and clients.

It continues:

Sony DADC have identified a temporary distribution partner and it is envisaged that they will be in a position to pick, pack and ship orders in the course of next week.

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