Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Fulfilment part of French firm’s criteria

Armor, the print technology specialist, is using FDB Distribution to enhance its service to UK-based customers by significantly reducing the lead time, with a 4pm cut off to process the last orders, for next-day delivery.

Following a visit to Armor’s plant in France where compatibility between IT systems was checked, FDB has been retained to set up a buffer stock, to provide warehousing, logistics fulfilment and distribution.

The volume of business supplied by Armor has increased by 35% over recent months, due to its commercial success through winning new customers. For FDB, this has meant more stock keeping units have had to be installed to cope with storage demands. Customer response and key performance indicators regularly monitored, demonstrate a high volume of service.

Francis de Beer, managing director at FDB Distribution, says: “Over the past few years we have invested heavily in new equipment and have also implemented new strategies in order for the business to grow. We are pleased that our relationship with Armor is growing at such a healthy rate and look forward developing the alliance even further.”