Aug 15, 2017

Hoover Candy award major contract to Yusen Logistics

The contract is for the UK supply of Hoover Candy’s complete product range to the independent trade, using Yusen Logistics’ award-winning domestic appliance network.

Handling freestanding and built-in laundry, cooking, cooling and floorcare appliances, the solution involves Yusen collecting the products from Hoover’s warehouse in Merthyr Tydfil for crossdocking and onward delivery via Yusen’s nationwide strategic network of hubs.

The cross-docking service features sortation of mixed loads from Merthyr, easing Hoover Candy’s workload and optimising flows. The solution offers flexibility and scalability for Hoover Candy to allow for future growth in volumes.

A key priority for Hoover Candy is providing the best possible service to its independent retail customers, with deliveries being made during opening hours from 0900-1700, with Yusen offering full hands-on support at each outlet.

John Pugh, Operations Director, Hoover Candy commented: “This new operation forms a key part of our drive to be the supplier of choice to our customers. Based on their feedback we have worked with Yusen to create a new and improved supply chain solution. We hope that this, coupled with the quality of our award winning, innovative products, will provide a strong platform for growth in the independent sector.”

Nick Rees, Commercial Director, Yusen Logistics commented: “We have been delivering to the independent trade for 20 years now. We have worked extremely hard to understand the specialist needs of the independent retailer, such as clarity of delivery information, reliable deliveries at convenient times and support onsite.”