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APC Overnight contribute to success Fire Protection Centre

Published on 11 April 2011
APC Overnight are helping the Fire Protection Centre grow its fire sprinkler business and its two online fire & safety storage products businesses
APC Overnight will help the Fire Protection Centre provide next-day deliveries to fire trade customers 

Nationwide next day delivery services from APC Overnight are helping the Fire Protection Centre grow its fire sprinkler business and its two online fire and safety storage products businesses.

Offering a wide range of fire and safety products through its Internet trading arm, The Supply Centre, the company is expanding into new markets with APC Overnight providing vital supply chain support. 

The Supply Centre works closely with the local APC Overnight depot in Goole – APC Direct Logistics - to provide next day deliveries to trade customers and e-commerce clients who purchase products from its two online stores. These include the Safety Storage Centre which sells safety storage cabinets, and the Fire and Safety Centre for fire extinguishers, safety signage and other fire and safety products.

“We are experiencing rapid sales growth from our online businesses and our customers expect a fast and reliable service. Therefore, our relationship with APC Overnight is very important to all our businesses. It is the backbone of our efficient fulfillment and supply chain operation, which is helping to keep our customers happy,” says Barrie Holden, Managing Director. “We can rely on APC Overnight to ensure consignments reach customers on time and intact and we see the reliability of the service essential in upholding our business brands.” 

Each week, the company sends hundreds of consignments through the APC Overnight network. The number of shipments is growing as the company reaches out to new markets through the Internet.                                                                                                                                      

The Fire Protection Centre is expanding into new markets, with APC Overnight providing vital supply chain support

“We process orders throughout the day and we have all parcels ready for collection by 5pm each afternoon so that our customers receive their orders the next day. Working with a courier service that understands and respects our business needs gives us a distinct competitive edge. We have no problem delivering to all areas of the UK and we can offer a Saturday delivery service if required,” says Barrie Holden.
“In addition, the local APC depot provides a flexible response whenever we need it. For example, if we are finding it difficult to meet the collection time, the driver will wait until we have finished preparing the consignments so that all of the day’s orders are sent at the same time. This helps maintain our high service levels.”

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