Auto electrical brand WAI has extended its UK warehouse by 40 percent, as the business boosts its stockholding for UK customers.
The firm cites the UK leaving the EU as one of the reasons for the expansion. Following the Brexit agreement, the process of importing and exporting has brought further complexities and additional costs, specifically under Rules of Origin. In addition, the sharp rise in freight charges means the sector is not exempt from disruption to parts supply and availability.
As a result, more WAI products will be distributed from its warehouse in Bognor Regis.
Richard Welland, WAIglobal UK managing director, said: “There have been some opportunities for UK warehousing as a result of the Brexit agreement and we’re pleased to have acted quickly and implemented expanded capacity within the business to better support customers.
“The focus is back on UK distribution and I still believe we’re in a transition phase following the trade deal, so WAI is working around the clock to ensure the entire supply chain is properly supported.”
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