Saturday 14th Dec 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Walker Logistics signs up three cosmetic companies

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Walker Logistics has added three clients to its cosmetics and skin care division.

Luxie, New Flag, and Grahams Naturals join the Berkshire-based logistics provider and will now have their UK supply chains managed by Walker.

The three beauty companies join Walker after their previous 3PL went into administration.

William Walker, sales director of Walker Logistics, said: “I am pleased to say that the transfer of stock from the original logistics company went extremely smoothly and in all three cases there was no significant disruption to the client’s downstream supply chain.

“Luxie, New Flag and Grahams Natural were all ‘onboarded’ with the minimum of fuss.

“Logistics managers within cosmetics companies and their 3PL partners face unique challenges and must handle a high throughput and volume of product compared to many other industries, understand sensitivity to temperature and handling restrictions and ensure strict compliance conformance.

“Of course, each market throws up its own set of challenges but a company in the cosmetics and personal care space is, in my view, more likely to enjoy a successful relationship with a logistics partner that has experience of these markets than it would with a 3PL that, for instance, works predominantly within the automotive industry.”

By Michelle Mooney