FOCUS ON FULFILMENT FULL-ON!
It’s been a hectic fewmonths at Whistl Fulfilment – opening newwarehousing, winning new clients and hiring new talent. New Capacity as e-commerce soars
The boom in e-commerce shows little sign of relenting, and we’ve recently expandedourcapacity tooffercomprehensive fulfilment services to fast-growing online retailers. The cutting of ribbons at ourpurpose-built 300,000sq ft warehouse at Magna Park, Lutterworth was swiftly followed by the opening of a further new 133,000 sq ft facility at Moulton Park, Northampton.
Whilst Moulton Park is dedicated to long-standing client SharkNinja, Magna Park is set up for order processing of product ranges of all shapes and sizes. This flexibility allows for rapid scaling up during seasonal peaks. With these two new sites, Whistl now operates fulfilment centres totalling over 1.5m sq ft across eleven UK locations.
Devon seasonal surge in full swing
It might be off-peak tourist season in Devon, but it’s certainly peak pick & pack. Every Autumn, Whistl Fulfilment looks to recruit over 100 people to make sure everything goes smoothly as volumes spike throughout the final quarter of the year. The seasonal roles supplement the 300-strong team at sites in Paignton, Plymouth and Wrangaton.
They cover Customer Services, stock control and goods in as well as pick & pack. “Thesepositions offervery competitivepay andflexible shifts” commentedLynnDillon,Whistl HRDirector. “What’s more, they provide a fantasticopportunity toworkwithin a successful company in abooming sector. Formany of the ‘temps’, this proves tobe apathway topermanent employmentwithus, and we’re confident that will be the case this year.”
Onwards and upwards: flexible racking rises above pick &pack stations at Magna Park – photo prior to opening
Aclean start: Sharkvacuum cleaners newly-arrived at Moulton Park
Ian Bonser General Manager, Fulfilment at Magna Park
Two of our recent wins show the diversity of the e-commerce brands choosing Whistl as their fulfilment partner. Visit www.whistl.co.uk/ fulfilment to read howwe can support your business with our tailored order fulfilment services.
Whistl has appointed two newGeneral Managerswith extensive industry experience to oversee our newfulfilment centres. Ian Bonser, with over 20 years at DHL Supply Chain, is leading the team at Magna Park, whilst Shaun Macavoy, formerly Head of Operations forArcadia Group, assumes control of our twin warehouses at Moulton Park, Northampton. Thesemoves come as Jon Stockton, who himself joined us earlier this year from TNT/Fedex, is promoted to Managing Director Fulfilment, taking a seat on theWhistl executive board.
ThePudStore sells quality children’s clothing through four retail stores, and increasingly through a fast-growing online presence. Visit theironline store: thepudstore.com
Shaun Macavoy General Manager,
Cleva designs andmanufactures innovative home & garden appliances including vacuums and lawnmowers. Have a look at their website: cleva-uk.com
Fulfilment at Moulton Park
Whistl Magazine • Winter 2021
Whistl Magazine • Winter 2021
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