Friday, December 5, 2014

Midlands Express Freight Firm Takes on Hanging Garment Business

New Territory for Traditional Courier Company
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UK – The hanging garment business in the UK is a fast growing sector, and according to the British Fashion Council, is larger than the publishing, car manufacturing and chemical industries in the UK. With more and more high profile designers exporting garments from abroad and opening specialist stores in the UK, it is a sector braced for even further growth. With this in mind a Midlands based express courier service has joined the swelling ranks of freight and logistics companies turning their attention to the trade.

Solihull headquartered AYS Logistics reserves its very own network of vehicles specifically for jobs in and out of London, which it can make available at short notice for urgent deliveries into the Capital. An extensive team of drivers enables the company to work at short notice in order to fulfil next day and same day delivery requirements as well as covering international demands.

The company recently completed its first hanging garment consignment successfully transporting seventy different clothing ranges, collecting and delivering them to London’s Mayfair in time for the grand opening of a new, high profile boutique fashion store. Making the job even more impressive is the fact that the entire operation was planned and completed in just a matter of hours. Mark Williams, Operations Manager at AYS Logistics, elaborates:

“We received the initial enquiry for the job outside of normal working hours during the night and had to load our vehicles at 6am the next morning, for delivery direct to store in Mayfair at 9am. It was very last minute but we managed to fulfil the early next day delivery requirement successfully, which is testament to the way we operate.”

AYS Commercial Director Duncan Foyle believes that AYS already has the infrastructure to be able to thrive in the hanging garment delivery market and points to this recent speedy job as an indication of the company’s promise, saying:

“At AYS, we pride ourselves on the fact that we deliver on time, whether for an international or domestic delivery, and have a dedicated fleet that can be on the road in minutes. Our boxed distribution model allows us to stock, pick and deliver hanging garment items to any location and as we showed with this project, even at short notice to tight deadlines.”