Award winning appliance manufacturer Smeg UK has awarded Yusen Logistics UK the nationwide retail and trade distribution for their complete product range in a strategic move to support their growth plans.
Smeg UK, renowned for their iconic Italian designs, has partnered with domestic appliance specialist Yusen Logistics (www.yusen-logistics.com) to further enhance their supply chain offering. Yusen Logistics has designed a tailored solution specifically catered for the appliance industry, offering greater reliability and regularity of delivery, with a focus on minimising touch points and delivering a high quality service.
The entire Smeg range, from small & major domestic appliances to commercial and medical units, is handled through Yusen Logistics’ dedicated appliance crossdocking facility; where collections from Smeg UK’s warehouse are consolidated and optimised for fast onwards delivery across the UK and Ireland. This is coupled with Yusen Logistics’ industry leading KPIs, that drive exceptional levels of service throughout the operation to deliver to the high standards Smeg UK’s customers expect. The announcement comes at a time when Smeg has also restructured its Portsmouth based warehousing operation, bringing it back in-house.
Mike Giddings, Managing Director for Smeg UK, commented:
“This is an important step for us as we look to enhance and expand our service offering. Yusen Logistics has a proven track record for delivering premium brands at premium service levels in the appliance industry, and we have already seen improvement in the operation which we look forward to continuing.”
Nick Rees, Commercial Director for Yusen Logistics UK, further added:
“We’re excited to be representing such an industry leading brand. Smeg UK is known for their iconic style and premium brands, and it’s great to be able to support them to ensure the delivery of their products reflects this.”
Selected for their high levels of expertise and experience, Yusen Logistics now adds Smeg UK to their impressive portfolio of other industry leading brands, providing a bespoke service tailored to their customers’ needs.
Separately, Yusen Logistics UK has been awarded a contract with Spirit Aerosystems for warehousing inbound freight and onward distribution to Airbus.
Spirit designs and builds aerostructures in both the commercial and defence sectors, offering global solutions with sites in North America, Europe and Asia.
Yusen Logistics is providing the platform for a bespoke logistics solution for the warehousing, inbound freight and onward distribution of products of a variety of sizes, from smaller replacement parts up to larger wing panels. Yusen Logistics is also enabling certain inbound ocean and air freight solutions to Spirit’s UK Hub for onwards delivery of key materials to Airbus’ final assembly lines in Broughton, Toulouse and Bremen.
“We’re looking forward to further developing our relationship with Spirit AeroSystems in the UK,” said Nick Rees, Commercial Director for Yusen Logistics UK.
“We believe we have the expertise to deliver tangible savings and significant benefits to their supply chain and our operational team has relished the challenge of optimising activities within this highly process driven environment and is already making good progress.”