South coast expansion underway for Import Services

New extension to Southampton dockside facilities to open in the summer.
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Toy logistics specialist Import Services is gearing up for the opening of new facilities on the south coast to accommodate future growth.

The firm is due to opem an extension to its dockside facilities in Southampton in the summer - a move which will create up to 25 new jobs in the city and enable Import Services to move to a 24-hour operation.

The new building extension - which is due for completion in July - will boost Import Services' overall capacity from 40,000 pallets to 53,000 pallets. The warehouse is owned and managed by Associated British Ports which is investing £3.7 million in the new facility, with Import Services set to invest a further £600,000 in new operational equipment.

"Our container port facility is the only one of its kind in the UK and this expansion in cooperation with ABP Southampton is designed to meet increased demand for moving imported product quickly from ship to warehouse," said Roger Loveless, Import Services' operations director.

"We are in the right place to ready stock and process orders for onward delivery to a wide range of retailers from Amazon, Argos and Tesco to John Lewis, Harrods and increasingly direct to consumer at home.

"Supply chain timelines are shrinking with on demand ordering and this shift in retailing means our port-centric model is compelling. We are privileged to work with a number of the country's leading toy, gift, electronics, sports and leisure companies in this exciting new phase of growth for Import Services."

The firm's client list includes Flair GP, K'Nex, Epoch, Carte Blanche and Melissa & Doug.


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