Release Date: 25 July 2007
Release ID: 1299
Global logistics provider, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK has established a fashion logistics contract with clothing and accessories chain Lakeland – transporting its renowned handbags, luggage and boxed garments from India to the UK. The business was awarded to Hellmann recently and combines a mixture of the company’s fashion logistics services, encompassing both ocean and air freight.
Lakeland is a privately owned family business based in Ambleside, Cumbria with seventeen high-profile stores nationwide. Jane Marshall, Logistics Manager at Lakeland commented:
“Personal service is fundamental within our company, from the stores to our general business. We have previously worked with Hellmann domestically, and our Indian factory is in close proximity to its office in Kolkata. Lakeland maintains a personal relationship with Hellmann, which we feel guarantees an excellent level of service”
Hellmann and Lakeland devised a contract that would remain flexible, as the number and nature of consignments can be subject to change week on week.
Gareth Walter, Fashion Logistics Manager at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK commented:
“As a global operation Hellmann is a very versatile organisation, and the Lakeland account is an example of how our local knowledge and flexibility at both ends of the supply chain is a huge asset – especially with regards to the fashion industry. On average, we distribute three to four consignments of product a week for Lakeland, but as it operates on a seasonal basis, this often triples at peak times.”
Hellmann has fourteen offices in India, and ten premises in the United Kingdom; creating a reliable supply chain that caters for Lakeland’s time-critical requirements. All goods are delivered directly from Hellmann’s office in Kolkata to Lakeland’s headquarters in Ambleside.
Jane Marshall continued:
“The service that Hellmann provides is ideal for our supply needs as each consignment is different and their service is tailored to our stores’ demand. With Hellmann’s offices local to our key supply chain locations, we feel confident that our handbags, luggage and boxed garments will always arrive safely and on time, regardless of our requirement for flexibility.”
Andreas Lohmeier, Director of Sales and Development at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK concluded:
“Hellmann is delighted to have reached this agreement with Lakeland, and we are pleased that our focus on personal service has helped us to achieve this success. Both Hellmann and Lakeland are family run businesses, and our similar attitudes and philosophies play a key part in our successful business partnership; a partnership I am confident will continue well into the future.”
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics currently employs over 15,000 people worldwide, and operates from 341 cities across 141 countries. The company’s UK operation boasts 10 individual offices throughout the country, including corporate headquarters in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
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