WAI has extended its UK warehouse by 40%, as the business boosts its stockholding for UK customers.
The extension, at WAI’s Bognor Regis UK headquarters, will see more racking and a greater investment in UK logistics.
Following the Brexit agreement, the process of importing and exporting has brought further complexities and additional costs, specifically under Rules of Origin. In addition, the sharp rise in freight charges means the sector is not exempt from disruption to parts supply and availability.
WAI, with facilities situated in UK, Netherlands, China and United States, can mitigate these complexities and, as a result, more products will be distributed from its warehouse in Bognor Regis.
In what has been a hugely challenging year for the country and automotive industry due to the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, WAI has maintained its commitment to customers throughout, adding a range of sanitisation products to its product portfolio.
Richard Welland, WAIglobal UK Managing Director, said: “There have been some opportunities for UK warehousing as a result of the Brexit agreement and we’re pleased to have acted quickly and implemented expanded capacity within the business to better support customers.
“The focus is back on UK distribution and I still believe we’re in a transition phase following the trade deal, so WAI is working around the clock to ensure the entire supply chain is properly supported.”