£10m Bosch contract for arvato

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Electronic products supplier Bosch UK has awarded a £10 million contract to arvato for warehousing and distribution of lawn and garden products for Bosch Power Tools.

The five year contract starts on 1st December and arvato will supply more than 15 national retail customers with over a million units across a range of more than 170 different products.

Bosch stock will be stored and distributed from arvato’s distribution hub at Hams Hall, Birmingham including an additional 90,000 square foot of warehousing.

Nick Wilson, logistics director for Bosch in the UK. “arvato’s approach has been collaborative and professional since we started discussions and we are looking forward to creating a long-term and successful partnership together.”

Arvato, part of the giant Bertelsmann publishing group, now employs 63,000 people in 36 countries. Services include preparation and distribution of printed materials and digital storage media to data management, customer care, CRM services, supply chain management, digital distribution, financial services, professional and individualized IT services and the direct marketing of media.

Markus Schmücker, managing director, supply chain solutions, arvato UK & Ireland. “This new partnership is a critical part of our growth strategy in the UK as we expand our capacity and offering to new industry sectors.”

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