The new development, housed within wilko’s existing Magor facility, will support the leading retailer’s continued business growth and strategic plans. Building on the recent investment in modernising the site, this new addition sees the brand doubling down on its efforts to continually improve its operations.
Having worked with wilko for over 10 years, the partnership sees Clipper Logistics expanding its proposition for the retailer, having already carried out improvements at wilko’s Ollerton warehouse in order to streamline processes and efficiently utilise the automation system to its full potential, allowing wilko to maximise output in its e-fulfilment business.
The opening of Clipper’s second operation for wilko creates a proposition to manage over-size items, providing productivity benefits and allowing the brand to better serve the public. Through this, wilko is now able to enhance customer experience by delivering exceptional service to wilko customers.
Demonstrating the agility and responsiveness of both brands, the facility was up and running within just four months following Board approval from wilko and Clipper. Commenting on the remarkable turnaround, Mark Hale, Supply Chain Director at wilko commented: “Our strategy to grow our omnichannel proposition for our customers needed additional capacity as soon as possible, and this solution has provided just that. We’ve over 10 years’ history of working well with Clipper and this time was no exception. Clipper really rose to the challenge and worked tirelessly, in tandem with our team members, to deliver this project on time, on budget and to specification.”
Tony Mannix, CEO at Clipper said: “We are delighted to be able to deliver this new warehouse for wilko in order to support the brand’s growth strategy. Having collaborated with wilko for a decade, it’s great to be able to embark on new challenges together, providing innovative solutions to drive value for the business.”