Clipper Logistics has extended its supply chain management partnership with leading UK motor and cycle retailer Halfords, by adding an additional 196,000sq ft site facility into the network. The new full racked facility is at Crick in Northamptonshire, located very close to the existing Clipper/Halfords 325,000sq ft Daventry distribution centre.
As a result of the continued success of the Halfords business, there is a need to expand its logistics network to service this multi-channel retailer. The solution provided by Clipper to Halfords includes goods-in, receipting, storage, pick & load and a number of other added value services to support both the 470 Halfords stores nationwide and its e-commerce channels.
Tony Mannix, CEO of Clipper said: “We are delighted to announce the development of this site which will enhance our ability to provide a superior service to Halfords. Our partnership has grown over the past few years and we are very pleased that our “agility matched by ability” ethos has added value to the Halfords logistics operations. By working collaboratively and proactively with retailers we seek to provide flexible solutions which can evolve to suit the needs of the customer.”
News of this additional site and extended service comes just 12 months after Halfords and Clipper signed an eight year contract – and therefore this further cements this successful partnership.
Tracey Barley-Wild, head of logistics at Halfords, said: “We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Clipper through the introduction of this additional distribution centre. Working with Clipper enables us to provide an excellent service to our customers both in shops and online and we look forward to further growth being facilitated by their supply chain management expertise and true partnership approach.”