EPOCH making toys Limited has recently announced the opening of its new UK & Eire operation and appoints Import Services of Southampton as its supply chain logistics partner.

The new logistics partnership will be operational from January 1st 2014 in time to support the launch of Epoch making toys Limited, as it assumes distribution, sales & marketing of the Epoch brands, including the iconic Sylvanian Families.

Graham Brennan, Epoch making toys Limited Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Import Services who have an outstanding track record of delivering industry leading retail logistics services, particularly to the toy sector. It’s an exciting time for the Epoch brands and the partnering with the highly experienced team at Import Services will allow us the essential logistics support to help grow and expand the Epoch brands in the UK and Eire.”

Mike Thomas, Client Services Director of Import Services said “We are thrilled and privileged to be selected by Epoch as their supply chain logistics partner, to underpin planned growth. Successful Multi-channel retailing necessitates swift movement of product from container ships to market. Epoch recognises this and the real business edge our port-centric services provide for leading toy companies, supplying the UK and Continental European markets. 

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“Our previous experience with other logistics firms made us focus upon the importance of finding a contractor with a management team which can maintain a true ‘hands on’ approach”.

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Mike Weiss

Operations Manager, Melissa & Doug

“Import Services provide flexible logistics operations, necessary for our Web-driven business. Their service levels are consistently high and we enjoy working with them”.

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Garry Mills

Director, Fun 4 Kids

“Our decision to work with Import Services is based on their impressive knowledge of UK retail logistics which, combined with web enabled systems and their port-centric location in Southampton, presented us with a compelling business case”.

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Mark Hyndman

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You have provided us with a robust start to the year with the consistent shipping of high numbers of customer orders after the January Furniture Show and Spring Fair early February. Your output was hard, fast and relentless, thank you very much. Our sales target was set higher than last year and with your support and cooperation we not only hit it, but beat it, even in this tough trading climate.

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