Ekol to ship Regatta’s fashion to almost every country in Europe
Ekol Logistics is to expand its delivery network of outdoor clothing manufactured by Regatta to include almost every country in Europe. This is part of the second stage of cooperation with the fashion company.
“As of October, Poznań branch of Ekol Poland will increase the area of its warehouse premises to 10,000 square metre to expand our comprehensive logistics services. It is necessary as we are entering the second phase of cooperation with Regatta – the UK’s best loved outdoor clothing company selling outdoor clothes and equipment.” – said Arkadiusz Jastrzębski, Country Manager Ekol Poland.
Ekol Logistics and Regatta started working together in January this year. Ekol Logistics currently stores about 650,000 items of nearly 4000 Stock Keeping Units (SKU’s) in its warehouse in Poznań, which covers an area of 2,000 square metre. At this stage, Ekol sends shipments to customers located in Poland, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary.
“In the second phase of the project, we will be preparing and shipping consignments to almost every country in Europe. Right now, we offer such services as storage, packing, VAS, while in the second stage we will also be offering bonded warehouse and customs clearance services”, explained Marcin Trawczyński, Ekol Poznań Branch Manager.
In order to manage the expanded services, Ekol will significantly increase its headcount by employing 120-130 people in Poland. The logistics company entered Poland in May 2015 and currently operates in Warsaw, Poznań, Sosnowiec, Wrocław and Tychy.
Most of Ekol’s customers are from the automotive, hi-tech, fashion, retail, industrial, FMCG and healthcare sectors, the fashion industry accounting for 16 per cent of its global turnover. The company pointed out that the fashion sector is becoming increasingly demanding as changes of collections are more frequent nowadays. “It is crucial to follow all trends in this sector to be able to offer the best logistics solutions.”