Walker Logistics has agreed a new partnership with RIF Europe to provide a ‘valuable’ add-on service to its UK clients operating in Europe.
The company says the deal means they can now offer clients the opportunity to hold stock and fulfil orders bound for mainland Europe from RIF’s multi-user distribution hubs, located on the outskirts of Amsterdam close to Sciphol Airport.
Part of the RIF Group, RIF Europe provides end-to-end freight, logistics and fulfilment services. The company’s modern DCs provide over 10,000 square metres of warehousing space.
Charlie Walker, marketing director at Walker Logistics, said: “Our relationship with RIF Europe enables us to offer a valuable additional service to our clients. By physically holding stock closer to the point of consumption, our UK-based customers that sell to the markets of Europe can optimise their supply chain efficiency and make impressive cost savings.”
Walker has integrated its order processing systems with RIF’s, which means that the company’s clients’ relationship with their logistics provider is not affected.
RIF Europe’s operations director, Dominic Bacon, said: “We believe that RIF and Walker Logistics are a good fit, both operationally and culturally, and we see the relationship between our two companies as beneficial to both parties.”
Earlier this month, Walker announced strongQ4 results – with a 317 per cent increase in the number of eCommerce orders picked, packed, and dispatched at its logistics hub off the M4 in Berkshire.
The upturn in activity wasn’t just down to the Covid-19 related increase in online shopping, as the company says it added some ‘significant new contracts’ to its client base throughout the year.
To keep pace with the order throughput hike, it has increased the size of its workforce by more than 20 per cent since September.