United Kingdom Warehouse Association (UKWA) has awarded Warehouse Team of the Year to C.S. Ellis Groups Corgi facility in Leicester. Corgi is the leading name in die-cast scale models and one of Britain's best known brands.
Officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on 20 July 2005, the new facility uses Locate IT Warehouse Management Systems form Clandestine Software Limited. This facility and software system has provided a seamless solution for Corgi, encompassing warehousing, distribution and IT; all fully integrated into Corgis existing systems.
A mere 12 weeks after the deal was given the go ahead in December 2004, Clandestine delivered a fully racked Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) solution providing Corgi a 38-percent reduction in operating costs, real time paperless stock management and fully integrated transport -- on time and on budget.
Clandestine just got on with it, delivered and implemented the system smoothly and without hassle, Andrew Lowell, Corgis on-site Manager. It switched on and worked, including the Radio Frequency (RF) infrastructure and processes.
Even though the facility has been open since April the official ribbon cutting coincided with the presentation of the prestigious UKWA Warehouse Team of the Year Award. In addition to the opening ceremony, staff members and guests enjoyed morning tea and were given a guided tour of the new facilities, including the integrated order picking area.
Corgi needed an alternative strategic option to returning its warehousing in-house. By deploying C.S. Elliss warehousing and distribution services supported by LocateIT Warehouse Management Systems from Clandestine, Corgi got exactly what it needed to support the ongoing global success of the brand.
A special limited edition (5 made) of the C.S. Ellis-Corgi truck was presented by David Turner, Corgi Managing Director to Trevor Ellis, Managing Director during the opening of the new Corgi warehouse facility in Leicester on 20 July, 2005.