Beta Utensili, a manufacturer of high quality hand tools, work wear and professional safety shoes, has signed a contract with TNT Logistics Italy. The five-year contract with Beta envisages that TNT Logistics will provide logistics for tools and small parts marketed by Beta Utensili and adds to an existing contract.
The new agreement between Beta Utensili and TNT Logistics expands on the one signed in 2001 and deals with a wide range of Beta products varying from professional hand tools to safety shoes. TNT Logistics will manage goods receiving, handling and storage, order preparation and dispatch throughout Italy as well as managing the administration of returns for Beta. TNT Logistics will operate a dedicated area of 11,500 m2 for the customer within its own plant at Zingonia. The volume of activities encompasses 14,000 items and a total of more than 1,150,000 order entries processed on an annual basis.
According to Paolo Zumaglini, General Manager of Beta Utensili, the outsourcing project with TNT Logistics has the primary aim of solidly implementing a constant service level and after sales support to Beta customers. Beta Utensili is a major player in Europe, boasting a direct presence in France, Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland and exports to more than 90 countries around the world. "This means that an extremely high level of commercial propriety is demanded of the company, which together with the dynamism and the continuous innovations make the co-operation a reliable point of reference", says Mr. Zumaglini.
Throughout the years of partnership, TNT Logistics Italy has always supported the considerable growth that Beta has experienced, to the point of substantially expanding the store areas dedicated to the customer and extending the range of value added logistics services on offer.