arvato is set to expand its UK supply chain business following a multimillion pound contract with the UK regional organisation of the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services.
The five year agreement, worth in excess of £10 million, will see arvato supply more than 15 national retail customers with over a million units across a range of more than 170 different products. Following a competitive tender process, arvato was chosen thanks to the company’s impressive track record in delivering supply chain improvements through high quality systems and processes.
“There is a positive cultural fit between arvato and Bosch. Both companies have a customer-oriented business philosophy, an ownership structure that enables long-term, sustainable planning and an entrepreneurial spirit that drives innovation and improvement,” said Nick Wilson, Logistics Director for Bosch in the UK. “arvato’s approach has been collaborative and professional since we started discussions and we are looking forward to creating a long-term and successful partnership together.”
“Bosch has a reputation for innovation and quality, and our job is to maintain or improve this standing by providing an excellent service to Bosch’s retail customers. We see Bosch’s customers as our own,” said Markus Schmücker, Managing Director, Supply Chain Solutions, arvato UK & Ireland. “This new partnership is a critical part of our growth strategy in the UK as we expand our capacity and offering to new industry sectors.”