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Boughey and Warehousing

Sometimes bigger is better. So when you take a look at Boughey's warehousing capabilities:

Covering an area of 900,000 sq ft
With 100,000 pallet spaces
And 4,000 pick faces

You can easily see this is an operation which can comfortably handle the heftiest of customer requirements.

However, it's also worth knowing we cater for clients storing as few as 10 pallets – right up to 10,000 plus.

And no matter the size of the customer's needs, each benefits from a BRC-accredited warehousing operation, managed using SAP wireless inventory control and delivering accurate, efficient and flexible storage with high stock accuracy.

We process around 2,500 orders week-in, week-out; delivering consolidated loads to some of the UK's biggest grocery retailers like Sainsbury, Asda, Morrison and Waitrose – and we are a Primary Consolidation Centre for Tesco.

We also work successfully for a number of major retail, wholesale and cash & carry businesses.

Boughey and Distribution

Again, our numbers speak for themselves... Our fleet covers 10,000,000 miles every year on average. We deliver to companies and retailers all across the UK.

And, of course, our geographical location means that we are perfectly placed to collect containers from the Port of Liverpool for our customers, whilst also being convenient for the thousands of companies in the North West.

We also operate extensive backhaul operations for our customers covering the length and breadth of the UK – from Glasgow to Southampton, Carmarthen to Felixstowe.

And not forgetting, many of customers are importers bringing in produce through all the major UK ports to our North West base.

Our fleet is currently Euro 5 compliant. And as vehicles are added or replaced, we will work towards even more stringent Euro 6 compliance.

We are also committed to an innovative and comprehensive driver training programme which, combined with state of the art logistics planning, means our whole fleet will operate in the most efficient way possible – both commercially and environmentally.

Although we never forget ultimately your No.1 priority is a product delivered on-time, every time – at a minimum cost.

Boughey and E-Fulfilment

At Boughey, we offer e-fulfilment as a separate, specialised service. This builds on the foundations of our successful traditional service set-up of palletised warehousing, distribution and consolidation.

As we predominantly operate in the ambient food sector, we don’t store or distribute anything hazardous, or frozen foods and short-term perishables. And unlike warehouses, which have periods of inactivity, our fulfilment centre has continuous movement and is a much more dynamic operation.

E-fulfilment is the way forward for many businesses to distribute their products. Our centre provides a physical location for us to fulfil orders for our customers. This is ideal for ambient and specialist food manufacturers, and also for brands which are launching new products from the ground up. E-fulfilment enables our customers to see growing demand and helps them connect with more prominent retailers and networks. It is also perfect for customers looking for a single logistics partner.

Our e-fulfilment service offers a variety of facilities, including:

  • Receiving inventory
  • Picking products
  • Kitting items
  • Packing boxes
  • Labelling shipments
  • Shipping orders
  • Managing returns
  • E-pod
  • Invoicing

We already have a reputation as a logistics provider of reliance and trust. Our new e-fulfilment service enables us to optimise our capacity for storage and provide our customers with flexibility and 100% care and attention, whatever their size and needs.

Boughey and Consolidation

We understand the way business works; so if you're supplying major retailers or the larger cash & carrys, we appreciate they may be asking you for smaller, more frequent deliveries.

And, of course, they'll expect their grocery deliveries like clockwork too.

So this is where our consolidated warehousing and distribution service can offer an easier, more economical option.

We have a proven track record of bringing customers together to make the most of our consolidated service – helping them share storage space and fleet capacity to keep costs to a minimum.

However, you will receive a dedicated, individual and tailored service too. So you'll always be able to see where your orders are, how your stock levels stand and call off specific POD information in real-time.

It's all about giving you the opportunity to tap into an operation with the reach and scale to be more competitive – using a day 1 for day 2, 3, 4 or 5 delivery service, available 364 days of the year.

Boughey and Contract packing

Specifically designed and developed to complement our warehousing and distribution service, Boughey's contract packing division can offer a wide range of services including repacking and rectification work, as well as retail pack design and assembly.

Our team works quickly and accurately – with real attention to detail. After all, we understand the cost to your business of stock which has been quarantined because of packaging errors. And if remedial work is required, this can be achieved with minimal disruption to your business.

Our scalable service means we can also comfortably handle increased demand caused by promotional packs and short term offers.

Our team can also assist with the design and assembly of retail packs ready for distribution to retailers.

To give you a competitive solution, we look at every job individually and price it accordingly.

Using our team of 30+ dedicated packers, our complete contract packing operation offers:

  • Hand assembly
  • POS assembly
  • Pack assembly
  • Pre retail
  • Labelling & bar coding
  • Stretch wrapping
  • Sleeve wrapping
  • Can labelling
  • Quality control

However, you can always be sure you will be buying the skills of our own on-site team – ensuring complete confidence, total quality control and, of course, making sure your product is packed and ready for delivery... whatever your schedule.

The power of Palletline; Introducing a strong, new logistics partnership

Boughey Distribution and Palletline are now partners; giving businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, all across the whole of the North West the logistics solution they need.

For us; membership of Palletline gives us an exciting opportunity to provide a distribution service to a different market beyond the ambient grocery sector.

But more importantly, for our customers, it will help us offer an expanded service to local businesses which will allow them to make full use of a UK-wide distribution network without the heavy investment costs which they'd normally face for such a comprehensive delivery service.

Occasionally, the Palletline service may be a more beneficial solution to customers who store their products with us.

This partnership also makes sense because we work in the same way, respect the same values and believe in delivering the same high standards of service.

Both ourselves and Palletline have built our businesses on foundations of complete reliability, outstanding customer relations and constant innovation.

And the new size and scale of this joint venture means you can always be sure your distribution needs will be met effectively and efficiently.

We really get to know your business – listening to the problems and challenges you've faced in the past. So we can adapt our service to answer your unique business requirements. In that way, we will go further than simply being cost-effective… we will add value.

There is already a dedicated Palletline team, a warehouse area and trailers used for Palletline deliveries at Boughey HQ.

So start to look out for the Palletline livery leaving our main distribution site in Wardle...

Why being members of Palletline makes sense to Boughey

The decision to join Palletline has been an easy one to make. Every day our vehicles are travelling the length and breadth of the UK, and it makes sense to be able to offer that level of distribution to some of the smaller producers and manufacturers in our local area. It is important to us that we are able to help the local economy, and helping local businesses reach a wider audience is a great way of doing that.

Martyn Nicholls, Commercial Director

What Palletline think of Boughey being on board

Boughey Distribution is a leader in logistics with a great reputation both in Cheshire and throughout the UK. The company excels in the ambient food sector and works exceptionally hard to deliver a fantastic service to its customers meaning there is a real synergy in the cultures and philosophies of the two businesses. With excellent staff, vehicles, facilities, technology and the very highest operational standards, I have no doubt that Boughey will be an asset to our network of providers and I'm excited to have the company on board.

Graham Leitch, Managing Director, Palletline

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