International freight forwarder W.E. Deane has announced that it is expanding its logistics arm to meet the growing demand for its bespoke service offering within the marketplace.

Indeed, it is a fast increasing sector of the business, particularly within the automotive and retail sectors, enjoying substantial growth in all aspect of its logistics operation ranging from pick and pack to delivering a full supply chain solution.

Harnessing a wealth of expertise that has spanned over five decades, W.E. Deane has been family owned since 1963 and has since established itself as one most experienced names within the sector.

With offices in South Africa, the Netherlands and across the UK, W.E. Deane already occupies an international presence within the marketplace and will draw from its global experience to further develop its position in the logistics industry.

Having recently expanded its Midlands operations by opening two new depots in Birmingham, the established freight forwarder has taken the decision to increase capacity in order to meet the growing demands of the marketplace.

W.E. Deane’s logistics operation will be underpinned by their state-of-the-art bespoke IT system that will streamline their operational infrastructure into a simple, yet seamless process – moving the business into the digital fast lane.

Rob Falconer, Group Managing Director at W.E. Deane commented: “The logistics arm of our operation is an exciting area of growth within the business with more and more customers wishing to take advantage of our services.

“Our bespoke service offering has become a mainstay within the business for decades and W.E. Deane’s logistics arm will replicate the same tailor-made solution for companies with warehousing, packing, distribution, or storage and shipping requirements.

“Our logistics services will be supported by our state-of-the-art IT system, in which we have invested £250,000, that is tailored to the customers’ requirements and provides total visibility across the entire supply chain process.

“All under one department, W.E. Deane’s Project Division has the ability to seamlessly coordinate each of its service areas with the help of its established systems and facilities and will collect, receive, pack, store, provide stock control, and distribute worldwide or throughout the UK as per the requirements of our customers.”

With 70 staff based in the UK, the freight forwarders also have 130 employees across their global sites in South African and in the Netherlands.