Regional Express moves to new Southampton DC

Xpediator, a leading provider of freight management services across the UK and Central, Eastern and Western Europe, has announced that its subsidiary, Regional Express, is moving from its current premises to join sister company, Delamode International Logistics, at its new 200,000 sq ft distribution centre located at Southampton container port.

Regional Express is a one-stop service for Amazon sellers in the UK, US and Europe with services including VAT registrations and tax filing, customs clearance, returns, fulfilment and warehousing. The move to the new warehouse is part of the overall integration of the Group’s UK logistics operations. Regional Express will operate alongside Delamode International Logistics in the new state of the art warehouse which will help the business meet rising demand from Amazon sellers for its services through the additional space and facilities now available.

Completed earlier this year, the new warehouse is designed to BREEAM Excellent Sustainability Standards and is primarily powered by renewable energy via a £2.5m roof-mounted solar panel installation, believed to be one of the largest in the UK. The move into the new warehouse will increase Regional Express’ pallet space capacity, whilst providing increased efficiencies in stock intake, order processing and speed to market, direct to the point of demand.

In addition, Regional Express will be able to offer bonded and buffer storage for Amazon sellers, enabling them to send larger quantities in one shipment to the UK reducing the overall unit cost. Smaller shipments, in line with the unit limits set by Amazon, can then be sent to Amazon warehouses in the UK and the remaining stock held at the new warehouse for stock replenishment as required.

Robert Ross, CEO of Xpediator, said: “As an approved supplier to the Amazon Solution Provider Network (SPN), Regional Express is well positioned to fulfil all logistical requirements for Amazon sellers. Regional Express performed strongly in 2020, and the move into the new Southampton warehouse will enhance its capabilities for Amazon sellers as well as become a point of differentiation for attracting new clients.”

Neil Curran, Managing Director of Regional Express, commented: “Moving to the new Southampton warehouse has multiple advantages for our business not only in terms of additional capacity and layout but also in terms of being located within the port itself, as this will lead to much faster stock intake and order processing times which will culminate into faster delivery times for our customers.”

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