Whirlpool has awarded Norbert Dentressangle a three year contract to manage its 250,000 sq ft UK national distribution centre in Kent.
Dentressangle will assume responsibility for the receipt, handling, storage, picking and despatch of almost 400,000 units per annum to major multiple and independent electrical retailers throughout the UK.
Containerised product is received by road from Whirlpool’s European manufacturing plants and Whirlpool will continue to manage the inbound and outbound distribution operations.
The operator will introduce a new WMS to improve visibility. It anticipates that the new operation will occupy a reduced warehouse footprint and, in addition to the Whirlpool operation, Dentressangle will seek complementary business to take up the spare capacity, representing an additional revenue stream for both parties.