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One of the world’s biggest home electrical suppliers contacted us with an urgent need following the purchase of stock to fulfil a large order for one of the UK’s biggest retailers. The home electrical supplier needed to supply 17,000 units of a specific model of coffee maker in time for the retailer’s January sale, but had no available UK stock. Therefore, the home electrical supplier shipped excess European stock from Germany and France to one of Seabourne’s UK facilities in order that the units could be converted to be UK compliant.
The units had European plugs on and the home electrical retailer contacted Seabourne originally on the basis we could change the plugs to a UK specification very cost effectively, as we have often done for this customer at this time of year previously. However, Seabourne were also able to assist in replacing other non UK items that came with the appliance. We helped coordinate the inbound shipments of stock, 4 way pallets (UK standard size), leaflets to be included with the coffee makers and starter packs of coffee also to be added to each unit.
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Seabourne sourced legally compliant UK plugs with the correct fuses within 48 hours as well as sourcing new barcoded labels compliant with UK legislation which were printed on-site to be applied to the units once they had had their plugs changed.
Seabourne set up two production lines to utilise our skilled and qualified permanent staff effectively whilst using further temporary staff to fulfil less skilled roles. This enabled us to maximise the number of units processed each day.
All of the stock was delivered to our Seabourne facility in Northampton within 3 days of the initial request where we had all the materials and arrangements in place to be ready to begin work immediately. Seabourne completed an average of 1,200 units every day, working extended shifts and weekends and arranging for multiple collections of the reprocessed stock every day in order to meet the tight deadlines set.
Alongside changing the plugs we replaced the leaflets, relabelled the units, placed leaflets and starter packs inside and flash tested the units to ensure electrical safety. The stock was then palletised, wrapped and loaded for onward despatch. The customer was very happy with the quick turnaround and the quality of the work fulfilled, and they have since enjoyed working with us further on similar projects.
As well as focusing on the expansion of Seabourne, Sir Clive Bourne also dedicated a lot of time to community projects. The creation of Mossbourne Academy in 2004 was the beginning of an ongoing commitment to raising educational achievement in Hackney. Built on the site of Hackney Downs boys’ school, the academy has achieved Ofsted’s rating of ‘outstanding’, and has seen students achieve places in high ranking universities such as Cambridge. Lady Joy Bourne was involved in the planning of the school with Sir Clive Bourne, and still takes an active role in the school’s development as a governor. Check out this video, click here to view.
Chinese New Year 2015
This year, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on 19 February. The general holiday season in China runs from 16 until 24 February. That means that nearly all Chinese businesses will be closed and the economy virtually comes to a standstill.
For clients, this means your shipment may be delayed during this period. We would like to extend our apologies in advance for any inconvenience experienced, as well as inform you so that you can bear this in mind and place your order with us in a timely fashion.
Do you require an express delivery during this period? Then please contact our Customer Service team to enquire about the options.
We can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone number:
Tel. +31 (0) 40 235 33 00
Tel. +31 (0) 252 757 200
“Seabourne Group has been taking care of our entire logistics process since 2008″
Marcel van Oers, Transport Planner
Allibert manufactures garden furniture for everyone who wants to get the most from the outdoors. Our wide range includes lounge sets, garden chairs and garden tables. In addition, the business provides numerous practical storage solutions. High-quality products at a competitive price!
“Innovation is Allibert’s great strength. We have grown exponentially as a result,” says Marcel van Oers. In order to guarantee growth, it is important that Allibert can rely on a logistics partner that demonstrates a proactive and solution-oriented approach.
Collaboration with Seabourne Group
Allibert has been working in partnership with Seabourne Group since 2008. “The fact that Seabourne Group has taken over all of our logistical challenges was an important reason for us choosing Seabourne Group. A simple phone call is all it takes. What we also find very important is the quick response times, the ‘no-nonsense’ attitude and the personal touch we receive from the people at Seabourne Group. All of this culminates in a reliable partner, with which we have been working in collaboration for years, to our full satisfaction.”
*Allibert has been developing high-quality synthetic garden furniture for over 40 years. Allibert has been part of the Keter Group since 2004. As a result, Allibert has developed into a leading synthetic garden furniture manufacturer. You can find a wide range of Allibert garden furniture at Allibertwebshop.nl. From sleek, modern garden sets to stylish Wicker lounge sets.