DHL wins 5-year contract to provide logistics services to Canon (UK) Ltd

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DHL Exel Supply Chain has won a 75m, five-year contract with Canon (UK) Ltd, a global leader in its industry, who provides innovative imaging and information technology solutions for both home and office.

DHL Exel Supply Chain will manage Canon's UK logistics operations including warehouse management, technical services and specialist distribution from a 240,000 sq ft facility in Bardon, Leicestershire.

DHL Exel Supply Chain will manage the receipt and storage of Canon products, pick and pack orders as well as pre-delivery value-add preparation of imaging machines. The Company will also manage the equipment set-up, training and removal of packaging material upon delivery. In addition to these activities, DHL Exel Supply Chain will also provide spare parts fulfilment and reverse logistics services.

Over the next year, DHL Exel Supply Chain will work with Canon to develop a technical centre on site. DHL is planning to expand the operation into a multi-user, integrated service centre similar to its other facilities in the UK.

Peter Brown, Finance Director of Canon UK, states: "Canon is an extremely customer-focused organisation and the timely delivery of products to customers is critical to our business. This contract gives us the assurance that our logistics operations are being handled in the best possible way, providing a streamlined delivery of products to market. We have chosen DHL Exel Supply Chain because of their expertise in the technology sector."

John Kealey, Business Director, Technology for DHL Exel Supply Chain comments: "We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Canon UK. We are positive that our experience in the technology sector and commitment to our customers will add real value to the Canon UK operations and we look forward to this partnership."

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