Integration and Re-branding of UK Logistics Division
Xpediator, a leading provider of freight management services across the UK and Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce the integration and rebranding of the Group’s UK warehousing and logistics division, currently operating under three different brands, to operating as Delamode International Logistics Limited (“Delamode International Logistics”).
The new logistics, warehousing and fulfilment division will have over 230 employees and brings together the operating businesses of Delamode Plc (Essex fulfilment centre), EMT Logistics (Beckton, E. London) and Import Services Limited (Southampton).
Each warehousing and distribution company will remain in the same location with the same warehousing and logistics capabilities but will operate under the new Delamode International Logistics brand. Critically, will now share centralised resources, including finance, legal, human resource and administration services. Combining under one brand and centralising support services is expected to create significant economies of scale and a much more simplified business model.
As a result of becoming a single logistics and warehousing services company in the UK and centralising a number of key functions, the new business will have the additional resource to strengthen key areas, specifically logistics operations and warehousing activities, alongside customer services and account management.
Also, with the Group’s focus on port-centric logistics and warehousing activities in the UK, the completion of the new purpose-built warehousing and distribution facility at Southampton’s Container Port, expected this summer, will increase Delamode International Logistics’ UK warehousing capability by 200,000 sq ft.
The integration and rebranding of the UK fulfilment warehouse and logistics division is part of wider integration and re-branding project across the UK freight forwarding company. Already, Anglia Forwarding Limited has become Delamode Anglia Limited and other parts of the UK freight forwarding services division will incorporate the Delamode brand in the coming months. Similarly, the freight forwarding company is also centralising functions such as finance and customer services to gain the same advantages.
Robert Ross, CEO of Xpediator, said,
“We share the same values and aspirations across the Group and so it makes sense to operate under a single brand, so that our clients easily recognise us and can see the breadth of the freight management and fulfilment services we offer. Unlike many integration and simplification plans this is not about reducing employee numbers instead it is about growth and creating a new simplified structure removing complexity and providing sustainable solutions to our clients.”
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