Primark's third European logistics centre has been set up in Germany by DHL Supply Chain to help drive the retailer's international expansion. 

The 40,000 square metre logistics centre in Mönchengladbach will supply the discount fashion chain's stores in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria.

The facility features a hanging garment racking and rail transport system and is built to warehouse and dispatch carton-packed fashion garments. It is designed to pick and transport up to 16m shipments a year. 

The warehouse will create 150 jobs, with this number forecast to rise to 250 over the next few years. 

Primark unveiled its first German store in 2009 and has since opened eight further stores as well as two in Austria, one in Belgium and a further two in the Netherlands. Primark-DHL logistics centres also operate in the UK and Spain.