As part of the next phase of its long-term plans, the South Korean tyre manufacturer, Kumho Tyres, has now opted to place that responsibility of its UK logistics requirements with Bond International, starting in January 2019.
Since establishing its own direct sales operation in 2014, Kumho’s UK logistics requirements have been handled out of Magna Park, Lutterworth.
Bond’s 24-hour computer-driven warehousing and distribution operation, backed by a fleet of satellite-tracked delivery vehicles operating from four distribution hubs, will allow Kumho to upgrade its current ‘next day’ delivery offering to, in many cases, that of ‘same day’ and ‘Saturday’ delivery service levels.
Currently based at the Magna Park site, Kumho’s sales operation will relocate to appropriate office-only premises in nearby Rugby.
Kevin Peck, Kumho Tyre UK’s Sales Director, said : “In no way is this decision a reflection on our previous service provider, which has served us very well over the past five years, and it is only the desire to offer our customers an even higher level of delivery service than we already provide that has persuaded us to make this move. We will have, in Bond, a logistics partner with all the expertise and reach of a major national wholesale operation – in short, a win-win situation.”