Sony DADC to handle distribution for Ministry of Sound

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Sony DADC has sealed a five year deal with Ministry of Sound to take over its UK distribution.

The contract will see the international music label move to Sony DADC’s brand new Enfield distribution facility, North London.

Sony DADC’s expertise in pick, pack, ship, customer service, returns management and reverse logistics helped secure the deal which will run until 2018.

Sony will also manage telesales to independent UK record stores on behalf of Ministry of Sound.

Eddie Jones, sales and operations director at Ministry of Sound, said: “It was important to partner with a vendor who both shared our vision, and could provide the full range of management and fulfilment capabilities we need to deliver our packaged media business.”

Sony’s new Enfield site was opened last September after the original building was burnt down during the 2011 London summer riots.

It became the fastest ever build of its type in the UK with an overall construction and fit out period of just 23 weeks.

“As a major global brand, Ministry of Sound requires a reliable and flexible service provider, capable of future-proofing evolving industry strategies and able to react quickly to any and every market opportunity, said Sigi Obermayr, vice president sales at Sony DADC.

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