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Brexit, Black Friday and Christmas warehousing crisis

Posted on 15.10.2019

With the rapidly approaching Brexit deadline of October 31st getting ever closer, the effects on the UK’s warehousing capacity is becoming troublesome for many businesses. Stockpiling of many types of goods has been problematic enough, but add to this the seasonal demands of Black Friday and Christmas, and businesses of all types are struggling to cope with the demand for space. Space, the final frontier With an estimated £6.6 billion worth of goods stockpiled before the original March departure date, the delay in leaving Europe has shifted much of this requirement right into the timeframe of Black Friday and Christmas....

What is a bonded warehouse and how will it benefit my business after Brexit?

Posted on 09.09.2019

UK logistics and inventory management can be extremely time-critical and will be even more so following Brexit. If you don’t already use bonded warehousing for imports or overseas exports, this brief post provides the essential details and some of the benefits of bonded warehousing following the UK’s departure from the EU. What is a bonded warehouse? Bonded warehousing has been in existence since the 1800s, and was first proposed by Robert Walpole as a way for the UK government to handle excise fraud on tobacco and wine. The bonded warehouse system actually came to fruition from 1803 and has worked...

Warehousing mistakes you need to avoid

Posted on 13.08.2019

Whether you own a general or bonded warehouse, there are certain mistakes you should avoid so that things run smoothly. Running a warehouse is much more than just having a place to store goods in. Here are some key warehousing mistakes you can save yourself from making: Pushing health and safety to the side Health and safety might seem like a headache to implement, but it’s even more of one when things go wrong. Save yourself the time (and potential injuries!) by making sure your warehouse and staff are fully equipped with all the necessary measures and uniform for safe...

3 benefits of using bonded warehousing

Posted on 08.08.2019

Thanks to exponential growth in new, digitally driven sectors such as e-commerce, the demand for reliable warehouse space has never been higher. As changing international markets cause demand for goods to rise in regions many companies may not be familiar with trading in, there is an increased emphasis on finding ways to circumvent the punishing tariffs and export-import taxes these countries have developed. This is especially relevant for newer businesses who are trying to broaden their customer base without sacrificing growth-inducing profit. Bonded warehousing offers a solution to these issues, providing a number of benefits to entrepreneurial suppliers looking to...


Posted on 17.07.2019

The UK, Midlands based Amco Group have been appointed by Webasto Group to manage and provide the transport and logistics across their U.K. and European supplier base for their Automotive roofing system components collections. The contract has been awarded on the strength of Amco’s extensive experience in the Automotive sector, and their abilities operationally, to provide a flexible transport network. Amco will use their vehicle fleet to collect components from Webasto’s 50 European ‘child part’ suppliers, providing FTL, LTL, ( Full Truckload, Less than Truckload) and ‘milk runs’ back into the Webasto U.K. assembly facility in Minworth in the West...
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Posted on 17.07.2019

Click to Download this PR statement The UK, Midlands based Amco Group have secured a new contract with Sertec Group for the management and implementation of the Sertec Group logistics network and transport requirements. This move to Amco by Sertec is to streamline their transport processes as part of the company seeking improvement inefficiencies and a cost reduction as part of their planned development and growth. Amco first approached Sertec to discuss how the two companies could work together and looking at each other strengths it was identified in the business analysis that the current Sertec transport and logistics network...


Posted on 28.06.2019

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD AMCO are delighted to announce that they have achieved accreditation and certified as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). This new status and mark of quality enhances their customer proposition going forward with a commitment to compliance as an extension of their AMCO quality policy. Being accredited with status as an AEO means Amco have proved they have high quality internal processes and systems that confirm the company’s consistency in process and performance as well as their quality in service delivery. Internationally, it gives customers the reassurance that Amco complies with all the HMRC standards and is proof...

How a pick and pack warehouse service could benefit your business

Posted on 27.06.2019

Businesses around the UK are beginning to take advantage of bonded warehousing, and the benefits that storing goods in a bonded warehouse can bring. For more information on bonded warehousing, check out our previous <a href=”https://www.amcoservices.co.uk/the-benefits-of-bonded-warehousing-explained/“>blog post.</a> Whether you manage stock distribution or own a business, one of the main benefits of selecting bonded warehouse storage is the pick and pack service. What is a pick and pack service? In a UK bonded warehouse, goods will often arrive in one large delivery or consignment. As the goods are eventually sold they will need to be separated and picked and packed...

The benefits of bonded warehousing explained

Posted on 13.05.2019

There are lots of warehousing and logistics options available, but if your company currently imports or exports goods, you should strongly consider bonded warehousing. A bonded warehousing and distribution service involves a space where products which are liable for VAT or import duty are kept. Any VAT or duty payments are deferred until the goods are removed from the warehouse for sale. The benefits of bonded warehousing are clear for importers of goods liable to these charges, and sellers of beer, wine, spirits, tobacco and food routinely make use of this sort of service. How bonded warehousing works The beauty...

Understanding the Benefits of Bonded Warehousing

Posted on 27.03.2019

Many businesses that export products abroad use bonded warehousing facilities. These are a secured space where imported goods can be stored whilst waiting for the duty taxes to be paid and for the shipping logistics to be sorted out. Some bonded warehouses are owned by the government while others are operated by private companies. However, privately owned bonded warehouses need a posted customs bond and some customs supervision. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of a bonded warehouse. Long-term option Most facilities will agree to store your goods for up to 5 years or more. This...

A Short Guide to International Sea Freight

Posted on 08.03.2019

Businesses that export goods and commodities usually face some challenges when it comes to transporting their products to their customers. To overcome this challenge, they need to hire services such as sea freight, air freight or transport companies that will take care of the logistics of their goods. As the world’s most affordable way of shipping, sea freight plays a vital role in the global supply chain. To know some facts about sea freight services, read on. It is more cost-effective than air freight services but the delivery takes time As compared to air shipments, sea freight is calculated by...

International Shipping Tips and Guidelines for Air Freight

Posted on 13.02.2019

There are several different reasons why goods are shipped from one country to another; usually, because the products imported are not available domestically. It is also possible that the manufacturing costs of goods are less expensive if done abroad. Regardless of the reason, it cannot be denied that international cargo shipping is common these days, especially with the rapid growth of e-commerce. If you are an entrepreneur looking to book your first air freight service or an experienced shipper, we are here to give you some tips to help you with the process. Expenses When dealing with air freight services,...

Amco selected by BBC Midlands Today for TV feature on Warehousing and the effects of Brexit

Posted on 01.02.2019

Will you be stockpiling ahead of Brexit? Do you need space NOW? Peter Pilsner, the Business and Transport Correspondent for BBC Midlands Today spotted Amco Services warehouse facility ‘Amco Park’ on Stowga (the on-demand marketplace for buying and selling warehousing and logistics services), and approached Stowga’s CEO Charlie Pool and Amco’s Brexit expert and Head of Supply Chain Compliance, Stuart Tooze  to arrange an interview for BBC Midlands Today. The TV interview took place at Amco Park our flagship bonded warehouse facility in Redditch. BBC Midlands Today correspondent Peter Pilsner was pressing for answers as to whether warehousing and logistics...

A Guide To Pallet Racking

Posted on 19.01.2019

Pallet racking is a fundamental component of warehouse or distribution centres that maximises storage density by using vertical space. It creates a positive effect on the organisation and productivity of a warehouse facility. Often part of logistics solutions, pallet racks are made up of vertical upright frames and horizontal load beams that are designed to support different loads. There are different racking systems that can be used depending on your storage needs. We have listed here some of the commonly used pallet racking configurations. Wide-Aisle Pallet Racking This cost-effective racking system allows direct access to palletised products because of its...


Posted on 29.11.2018

Amco Group are delighted to announce that they have secured a new packaging supply contract with another major 1st Tier automotive supplier. This follows a recent packaging assembly contract agreed between Amco and Denso Group. The packaging supply contract came after an initial enquiry from Futaba Industrial UK (FIUK) for metal Gitterbox mesh stillages with a half drop front. These are industry standard rigid and stacking stillages used in 1st tier manufacturing. These Gitterboxes were required for an initial 3 month period for production trial products manufactured by FIUK for Toyota. Amco Group were able to supply FIUK with the...
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