Ocado fears disruption this week after a major fire at a south east London warehouse.
Several dozen firefighters were called to the company’s depot in Erith on Friday afternoon after a robot collision resulted in the conflagration.
The Erith site handles up to 150,000 orders a week.
Ocado was forced to cancel a host of orders but said it was “working to restore normal service as soon as possible.”
“We expect the facility to begin operating within the coming week and thank customers whose orders are affected for their patience.
“We would like to also thank the London Fire Brigade and all the other emergency services for their hard work and professionalism in dealing with this incident,” the firm’s statement read.
The online grocery-tech firm has enjoyed a boost from extended lockdowns and the shift to home delivery.
This is the second robot-related fire in the firm’s warehouses, after a major blaze in 2019 in Hampshire.