Angling Direct, the UK’s leading omni-channel fishing tackle and equipment retailer, has announced that its new European distribution centre is now fully operational and delivering to customers across the EU.
As reported in the March issue of Angling International, the opening of the 3,940 square metre facility located in Venlo, south Netherlands, marks a significant milestone in the company’s international omni-channel growth strategy.
It provides significant logistical capacity to support future growth and will help the company mitigate the increased export costs and extended customer fulfilment times seen post-Brexit that have impacted recent periods. The new facility will stock over 18,000 SKUs from more than 80 suppliers, tailored specifically for Angling Direct’s European customers, and enables the company to offer priority delivery across the EU.
In a statement issued to the London Stock Exchange, Angling Direct said that its management team is now focused on optimising its European growth strategy, supported by a dedicated international commercial team.
Andy Torrance, CEO of Angling Direct, told investors: “We are delighted to have opened our new European distribution centre and to be delivering products to customers across this strategically important region. We see a significant opportunity to continue to grow our market share, and European expansion remains a key pillar in the company’s growth strategy.
“As a result, this new facility will help us accelerate delivery of our strategic plans in a more cost and time efficient manner. I would like to thank the team for their hard work over recent weeks to ensure a smooth and successful launch.”
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