Meglio - an international supplier of fitness, physiotherapy and rehabilitation equipment that includes resistance bands, acupuncture needles and foam rollers - has appointed Walker Logistics to manage its B2B and B2C order fulfilment process.
As a supplier to the National Health Service (NHS), Meglio’s products are used daily in hospitals across the UK. Last year alone, the company provided over 15,000 resistance band rolls to the NHS and private physiotherapy practices.
In addition, Meglio has a thriving B2C business with consumers ordering products directly via the company’s e-commerce website.
The contract was awarded after a competitive tender process and Walker will provide a complete fulfilment service to Meglio’s B2B and B2C customers from its 2500,000 sq. ft. multi-user third-party storage facility in Berkshire.
William Walker, sales director of Walker Logistics, comments: “Meglio had been using the services of a courier company to manage its fulfilment process but, such has been the company’s growth, it became clear that a logistics partner with a broader skills set was required.”
As part of its role, Walker will check in-bound orders to ensure that the goods meet the stringent quality standards laid down by the medical products sector.
“Because of the nature of the Meglio range strict quality control processes have to be in place and all incoming orders have to be stringently assessed, before products can enter the market,” says William Walker.
He adds: “We are very pleased to be working with Meglio. We beat off competition from a number of different companies in the industry to win the business, which is tremendous testimony to the quality of our service.”
Senior appointment announced by Walker Logistics
Walker Logistics has announced the appointment of Simon Lapham as Head of Operations. In this new role, Simon will be responsible for overseeing all administrative and operational processes at Walker’s 200,000 sq ft multi user storage facility in Berkshire.
Having started his career within Sainsburys’ logistics and distribution network, Simon Lapham joins Walker from bathroom accessories specialist, Croydex, where he held a senior supply chain management position. He will report directly to Walker’s board and his appointment is part of Walker’s ongoing growth strategy.
Bob Montague, Walker Logistics’ managing director, commented: “We are delighted to have strengthened our executive leadership team with someone with Simon’s background, experience and expertise.
“Walker Logistics continues to develop and Simon has an important role to play as we strive to enhance the levels of service and professionalism that our customers have come to expect.”
Established in 1999, Walker Logistics offers a comprehensive range of bespoke logistics services to a broad range of clients from a modern facility close to Junction 14 of the M4.