Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Bathroom retailer awards £37.5m contract to DHL

Bathroom retailer bathstore has extended its contract with DHL Supply Chain for a further five years. The deal is worth £37.5 million.

bathstoreThe national and dedicated operation will run from a base in Daventry, supported by a further nine outbases and delivering to 168 stores nationwide. DHL will provide two man home deliveries to consumers as part of the contract and will make 200,000 deliveries – both to stores and consumers’ homes – on behalf of bathstore each year.

Gary Favell, bathstore’s CEO, said: “Creating dream bathrooms for people is what we do, and part of that service is ensuring customers receive their products swiftly at a time that works for them, the innovative and agile solutions provided by DHL will improve efficiencies across our business.”

DHL will also provide consolidated deliveries as part of the contract, collaborating with other suppliers so that orders from separate customers can go in one delivery instead of two. This improves efficiencies for both customers, reducing costs and maximising resource.

Tim Slater, MD transport at DHL Supply Chain, said: “We’re delighted to have extended our contract with bathstore, the UK’s leading specialist bathroom retailer. Building on our experience in the retail and transport sectors we are looking forward to offering bathstore innovative logistics solutions and providing an outstanding service to consumers during home deliveries.”