Friday 21st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Flooring maker goes with Rhys Davies

Kenton Floors, manufacturer of the Woodpecker wooden flooring range, has chosen Rhys Davies Freight Logistics to deliver products to customers across the United Kingdom. 

Rhys Davies collects Kenton’s factory in Caerphilly on a daily basis for next-day delivery to retailers, carpet suppliers, and professional flooring installers. Orders placed online by Kenton before 3.00 pm are collected that day.

One of the reasons Kenton Floors chose Rhys Davies was the way it charges for oversize pallets and its ability to deal with additional loose items.

Kenton’s warehouse manager Jonathan Evans said: “Our boxes are about 2m long which equates to about one-and-a-half pallets. Other carriers we spoke to calculate their charges on a two pallet basis, so we would have been paying for space we weren’t using.  Rhys Davies only charges for the space we use which offers us a saving.”

“We also need to send loose items with our pallets which a normal pallet network would not be able to cope with. These can be up to 3m long and because they’re carried off the pallet they can easily get lost.  Rhys Davies has the flexibility to be able to handle this and make sure everything arrives safely.”