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Bohler Uddeholm UK wins SHD Logistics Award for Warehouse Efficiency

01 Nov 2016

On Thursday 15th September 2016, the team from Bohler Uddeholm UK based in Oldbury, West Midlands, proudly accepted the SHD Logistics Award for Warehouse Efficiency, presented by leading comedian Mark Watson in front of 600 industry professionals.


The event, which took place at Resorts World Birmingham, celebrated excellence in the logistics industry across eleven main categories. Bohler Uddeholm won for its commitment to Warehouse Efficiency Award sponsored by Hörmann UK.


Building a logistics plant and operations hub has been integral to Bohler Uddeholm UK’s strategy. Tom Gowans Managing Director, explains, “We kicked off the demand-driven logistic project in April 2013, knowing that we would need to invest to realise our vision. Our group financial backing has allowed us to invest despite the challenging climate in key sectors. We had a choice, invest or stagnate, so we modernised. The new plant came on line first quarter on 2016.”


The new KASTO system is the tallest in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. With an average picking time of 6 mins, orders can be picked and despatched the same day. Value-Added solutions give our customers access to cutting, machining, bevelling, testing and other services providing turnkey customer solutions. This includes an onsite testing service, used when customers require additional certification to that supplied by the Mill. The UK’s strategy is to be a one-stopshop and it looks like that’s exactly what they have achieved.


Other winners on the night across categories included: PD Ports, Lyreco UK, Think Logistics: Abbey Logistics with Career Ready, Palletways UK, Clipper Logistics with John Lewis, Lakeland, Culina Group with General Mills, O’Donovan Waste Disposal and United Biscuits.


Peter MacLeod, editor of SHD Logistics, said: “The mood of the evening was celebratory and upbeat, and it was heartening to see the obvious delight and pride shown by the winners. I congratulate Bohler Uddeholm - a very deserving winner.”








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