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Walker partners with top German service provider 09 January 2019

Opportunities to optimise supply chain efficiency and minimise overheads

Walker Logistics has entered a partnership agreement with German-owned sales and fulfilment services supplier for consumer goods, Limal GmbH. The deal will allow Walker to offer its clients the opportunity to hold stock at Limal’s storage facilities, utilise their in-house sales platforms and fulfil orders bound for mainland Europe from these sites.

In a reciprocal arrangement, it also means that Limal’s client base will be able to use Walker’s 21,370 m2 multi-user storage facilities as the hub from where goods for the UK market can be stored and dispatched.

Limal was founded in 2003 by Andreas Voswinckel as an international sales and fulfilment services provider for consumer goods. Based in Neumunster, 40 miles north of Hamburg, the Company serves more than 100 clients, dispatching 10,000 parcels a day from four sites.

The relationship with Limal gives Walker’s UK-based customers that export to Germany and other European markets the opportunity to optimise their supply chain efficiency and minimise overheads by physically holding stock closer to the point of consumption.

With confusion still surrounding the movement of goods between the UK and Europe after Brexit and talk of blockages and delays at ports, the arrangement will be immensely helpful to those companies that are striving to put post-Brexit contingency plans in place.

Walker has integrated its order processing systems with Limal’s, which means that the Company’s clients’ relationship with their logistics provider is not affected.