Feature, Freight News, Logistics

Fulfilment centre satisfies logistics need

[ September 18, 2015   //   ]

Freight forwarder Woodland Group has opened a 155, 000sq ft fulfilment centre at its Chelmsford, Essex headquarters. The multi-million pound investment has been made to satisfy client demand for third party logistics (3PL) services, says fulfilment manager, Luke Fermor. “We took what was a small, clean yet basic transit shed and spent nine months developing it into a state-of-the-art facility.”
Woodland now offers services including pick and pack, insertions, hand bagging, storage, re-packing, export packing, jacketing and re-jacketing, palletisation, shrink wrapping, magazine packing, product re-work and bar coding.
Fermor adds: “Our 3PL fulfilment centre operates as a full back office for our clients, who also use our various import services to ship their goods in from source. We have taken on 28 dedicated staff to operate the facility and to support its growth. Shippers that have taken advantage of our added-value services are based all over the country, and as far away as Australia and Hong Kong.”
Cargo handled at the fulfilment centre can be dispatched by pallet throughout Woodland’s national and international network or third party courier companies.
Fermor concluded: “We feel that having all parts of the jigsaw covered in-house, with global import freight services and bespoke fulfilment requirements suited to each customer, is something very special to offer.”