Warehousing & Logistics

Revenues

£ 47.5 m

(2018: £35.9 million)

Operating profit before exceptional items

£ 2.9 m

(2018: £3.0 million)

The Logistics division’s activities remain largely focused in Romania and the UK

In 2011, the Group was responsible for introducing the concept of a pallet network to Romania, having been awarded a franchise by the international pallet operator Pall-Ex to operate exclusively throughout Romania. In the first full year, Pall-Ex Romania delivered 44,000 pallets, and since then the operation has been hugely successful, with 614,000 pallets delivered in 2018. The network concept operates on the basis of a palletised freight express transport service, using a network of regional and central hubs to deliver goods within 24-48hrs throughout Romania.

Acquired by Xpediator Plc in 2018, Import Services Limited is a UK based port-centric logistics company, operating from 3 sites in Southampton. Managing the movement of freight worldwide, the company specialises in retail supply chain logistics for the toy, leisure, gift, games and electronic markets.

The company’s warehousing and operational base in the port of Southampton has significantly expanded the Group’s UK gateway capabilities as well as its Brexit solutions and selling opportunities.

The division, under the Delamode Brand, also operates a 84,000 sq ft warehouse in Essex, which provides product fulfilment solutions for a wide customer base.

Import Services new 200,000 sq ft port-centric Southampton logistics centre will work favourably with the UK’s move outside of the European Union.

Divisional Brands