A US-owned manufacturer and supplier of wool and knitting accessories to hobby shops and other specialist retailers has signed a major contract with Walker Logistics.
The contract will see Berkshire-based Walker Logistics take responsibility for the storage and distribution of some 700 lines to numerous wholesalers and retailers throughout the UK.
Walker’s new client is expanding its sales and service operation across Europe to capitalise on the growth in the wool market and sought a specialist logistics partner in the UK that would help to drive forward its development strategy.
The contract will operate from Walker Logistics’ 250,000 sq ft fulfilment and distribution centre, which is located close to Junction 14 of the M4 motorway, and initially involves the fulfilment of orders to retailers and wholesalers in the UK. However, in time, the US-owned company’s clients across mainland Europe will also be served from the facility, while there are also plans for Walker to support the launch of an online channel with picking, packing and despatch services.
William Walker, sales and marketing director of Walker Logistics, commented: “With Walker Logistics taking care of its UK supply chain, our client is free to concentrate on developing new markets to further fuel its growth. Our specialist skills, expertise and professionalism has given the company the confidence that we can deliver the scaled fulfilment solutions that will accommodate the continued growth that this long established and successful company expects.”