Delamode is pleased to announce the integration and rebranding of the Xpediator Plc Group’s UK logistics division, currently operating under three different brands, to operating as Delamode International Logistics Limited (“Delamode International Logistics”).
The new division will have over 230 employees and brings together the operating businesses of Delamode Plc (Logistics Division – Braintree, Essex), EMT Logistics (Beckton, E. London) and Import Services Limited (Southampton).
Each business will remain in the same location with the same warehouse and logistics capabilities but will operate under the new Delamode International Logistics brand and critically, will now share centralised resources, including finance, legal, human resource and administration services. Combining under one brand and centralising support services is expected to create significant economies of scale and a much more simplified business model.
As a result of becoming a single business in the UK and centralising a number of key functions, the new company will have additional resource to strengthen key areas, specifically logistics operations and facilities, alongside customer services and account management.
Also, with the Group’s focus on port centric warehousing and logistics in the UK, the completion of the new purpose-built facility at Southampton’s Container Port, expected this summer, will increase Delamode International Logistics’ UK warehousing capability by 200,000 sq ft.
The integration and rebranding of the UK logistics division is part of wider integration and re-branding project across the UK freight forwarding division. Already, Anglia Forwarding Limited has become Delamode Anglia Limited and other parts of the UK freight forwarding division will incorporate the Delamode brand in the coming months. Similarly, the freight forwarding division is also centralising functions such as finance and customer services to gain the same advantages.
Robert Ross, CEO of Xpediator, said, “We share the same values and aspirations across the Group and so it makes sense to operate under a single brand, so that our clients easily recognise us and can see the breadth of the services we offer. Unlike many integration and simplification plans this is not about reducing employee numbers instead it is about growth and creating a new simplified structure removing complexity and providing sustainable solutions to our clients.”