Cartamundi has appointed Import Services as retail logistics partner for the UK and Ireland.
Well known for producing playing cards and household brand games, Cartamundi manufactures products worldwide, at the company’s own plants in Altenburg (Germany), Sant-Max (France), Krakow (Poland), Waterford (Ireland), Mumbai (India), Soka-City (Japan), East Long Meadow (Massachusetts) and Dallas (Texas).
Cartamundi has brought Import Services on board to satisfy the company’s need for a UK 3PL provider at a container port site, to provide bonded storage and customs clearance services, with the capability of high-volume order processing, pre-retail services and distribution to a wide range of customers.
Mike Thomas, client services director at Import Services said: “Cartamundi is the world class manufacturer of playing cards and board games. We are therefore very excited this great company has chosen Import Services as UK & Eire logistics partner. Our AEO accredited and Customs bonded facilities, adjacent to Southampton’s Container Port, will be a real gamechanger for Cartamundi, as it moves to a 3PL model and focuses on business growth.”
“Import Services has a great understanding of the retail market and offers us a port-centric supply chain model with a valuable array of services and real time information flow,” added Daniel King, general manager UK at Cartamundi. “Working with the team at Import Services will enable us to process our manufactured inventory for distribution to our customer base in the UK, Eire and to overseas markets efficiently, giving us a pre-Brexit edge.”