Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Power tool maker chooses Walker

Positec Tool Corporation, the Chinese-owned manufacturer of the Rockwell and Worx brands of power tools, has chosen Walker Logistics to store and distribute its range of products, parts and accessories to retail stockists such as Argos, Amazon, Wickes and Homebase in a three year contract.

In addition, Positec’s online channel business will be supported by Walker’s pick & pack and fulfilment capability.

In-bound freight from the Far East will be trunked from Southampton docks to Walker’s 230,000 sq ft multi-user facility near Reading where containers will be de-stuffed and their contents put away. 1000 pallet locations have been dedicated to the 1200-plus SKU contract.

Walker will consolidate outgoing deliveries to the regional distribution centres of Positec’s retail clients. Walker will also deliver a number of bespoke add-on services including returns management and re-work for any products that develop a fault while under warranty, while full down-stream traceability across the Positec range ensures product recalls can be undertaken quickly and efficiently should the need arise.