Location

Worldwide. Our customers’ requirements involve all Swain Group locations

Size 30,000 pallet movements per annum
Timeframe Long term contract
Sector Reserve and motive battery power

Overview

The provision of a full logistics package to cover international freight forwarding and UK warehousing and distribution.

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The Challenge

To provide an embedded in house Freight Forwarding Service managing regular container movements from as far afield as China and to the most obscure destinations for example in deepest Africa.

To provide transport and storage services from the central European hub in France to the entire British mainland.

Our Solution

The operation of a nightly trunk from France to our depot at Strood. At Strood we store up to 1,000 pallets of product – these can be distributed direct to customer either as small pallet drops via our Partnerlink - www.partnerlink.co.ltd - pallet distribution system or direct on tail lifted artics or 18 tonne rigids.

A nightly trunk from Strood  to our Manchester depot where via a cross dock we complete deliveries to Northern customers or supply the Manchester warehouse operation. The Manchester warehouse completes added value services.

Examples include packing cells, picking connectors and other ancillary items to form a kit, or if the particular job is for a charger the warehouse staff will affix the appropriate output plug and identify the correct charger.

The Swain Group Manchester depot then completes the final deliveries.

Outcome

These are high value consignments to demanding customers often with engineers waiting to install. Missing timed deliveries is not an option but with the right attention to detail and the support of Partnerlink the service the Swain Group provides is second to none.

Again another delighted customer.