Import Services will provide retail supply chain services, from product sources in the Far East & Germany to customers in the UK and Ireland.
With a significantly enlarged product portfolio including popular brand names such as Barbie, Bosch, Braun, Electrolux, Hot Wheels, John Deere and Volvo, Klein Toys led the search for a retail logistics partner to provide bonded storage at a container port-based location in view of Brexit. The partnership with Import Services proved an ideal match, combining both Southampton container port sites, toy-sector knowledge and valuable IT systems.
Established, family owned business Klein Toys was founded by Theo and Maria Klein for the production of brooms, moving into the toy sector in the 1960s. In 1981, its product range was extended with new doll and pretend play lines . Today the company employs over 200 staff at Ramberg and Landau, as well as in three international sales branches in England, France and Spain.
Martin Klein MD said “We are making significant changes at Klein to bring greater product and operational choice to our customers and this business expansion needs a credible and experienced UK logistics partner. We are pleased to have appointed Import Services and look forward to operating from their great Southampton port facilities.”
Mike Thomas, client services director at Import Services commented, ‘’We have tracked Klein Toy’s success for many years and are now privileged to partner with this acclaimed company. Our teams are excited to work together, with Klein Toys now all set to benefit from our AEO accredited and bonded facilities which deliver efficient supply chain services to the UK and Eire markets.”