Oxylane Group, parent company of Décathlon, has started work on a big new distribution center at Dourges, in the north of France and not far from its head office, that will supplement its logistic facilities, handling between 5,000 and 8,000 containers per year. It will also have training facilities. This new international platform will start up in the course of next year on a surface of 51,000 square meters and will employ some 300 people in the medium term, joining those of Kiabi and many other important retailers in the area. Part of the team is already on the site since the end of last year, working out of a 15,000-sqm. structure.