Ocado Engineering welcomes Year of Engineering minister and Rawlett School to Dordon CFC

Ocado Engineering welcomes Year of Engineering minister and Rawlett School to Dordon CFC

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Earlier this month, we were delighted to host the Year of Engineering minister Nusrat Ghani MP and a group of students from the Rawlett School in Tamworth (Staffordshire, England) for an exclusive tour of the automated systems and engineering solutions powering our Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Dordon. First opened in February 2013, Dordon CFC2 […]

How we redeveloped a key automation system in a 24/7 operation

How we redeveloped a key automation system in a 24/7 operation

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At the end of 2016 my team was brought in to manage an engineering project at our Hatfield Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC). Our CFCs are huge, automated warehouses where we pick and pack hundreds of thousands of customer orders every week. We first started pilot deliveries from Hatfield CFC1 back in 2001, and today it […]

Ocado Engineering has been shortlisted for prestigious national award

Ocado Engineering has been shortlisted for prestigious national award

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Earlier this year, I was very fortunate to visit one of our state-of-the-art Ocado Smart Platform Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) in Andover, Hampshire. I decided to take a camera with me to try and capture the complexity of these systems in a single shot for the prestigious EEF photography competition, which aimed to highlight exciting […]

Three reasons to opt for modular buildings

Three reasons to opt for modular buildings

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As Ocado has grown as a business, many areas have seen upgrades to existing facilities. This year the Buildings Technology team, who look after the Ocado property, undertook a project to upgrade the facilities for our Service Delivery staff in Hatfield. The Service Delivery team includes the helpful Customer Service Team Members (or CSTMs) who […]

Ocado Engineering joins Year of Engineering campaign

Ocado Engineering joins Year of Engineering campaign

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On November 16th, the Allenby Primary School in Ealing, London welcomed leading engineering companies from the UK and prominent HM Government representatives to celebrate the announcement of the Year of Engineering, an exciting campaign which aims to give young people direct and inspiring experiences of the world of engineering throughout 2018. The launch event was […]

Six things you need to know about Ocado’s new head office

Six things you need to know about Ocado’s new head office

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Ocado is continuing to grow and change, and while we are used to opening spokes and warehouses, moving to a new head office represented another exciting chapter in the history of Ocado. 1. The number of head office staff has increased tenfold Ocado first moved to Hatfield in 2004 and twelve years later the size […]

Six skills any potential Ocado Engineer needs

Six skills any potential Ocado Engineer needs

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Ocado’s success is built on delivering fantastic customer service. In order to achieve this, the company has hired brilliant people who through pure effort, determination and a desire to learn and improve have created a positive culture that still remains to this day and is represented by our core values. Over the last 15 years, […]

The Prince’s Trust visits Ocado Engineering

The Prince’s Trust visits Ocado Engineering

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Earlier in August, Ocado Engineering was delighted to welcome a group of visitors from the Prince’s Trust for an insightful view into the world of engineering at Ocado. The Prince’s Trust believes every young person should have the chance to succeed. They help 11 to 30 years-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to […]

What is Bot School?

What is Bot School?

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For our Hatfield and Dordon automated warehouses, Ocado Engineering acted mainly as a procurer and integrator of third party turnkey solutions or a buyer of individual parts; however, since the introduction of the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) CFCs – Customer Fulfilment Centre AKA our huge warehouses – we have made the shift towards developing and […]

Meet some of the women making a difference at Ocado Engineering

Meet some of the women making a difference at Ocado Engineering

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The gender gap in engineering and, more broadly STEM careers in general, is no secret. However, just because this is not new news, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be treated as a key issue within engineering that we should strive to change. This divide seems to stem from two core issues: the number of female engineering […]

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