Learning ResourcesLearning Resources, a leading manufacturer of educational toys and learning aids, has appointed Import Services as its new logistics partner for the UK and selected international markets.

The new partnership will see Learning Resources’ award winning educational toys and learning aids for two to 12 year olds, supplied to schools, buyer distributors, retailers and consumers, directly from Import Services’ Nursling DC in Southampton.

Import Services is providing Learning Resources UK with a complete port-centric service from UK customs clearance to bonded warehousing, high volume order processing and distribution throughout Europe, The Middle East, Africa and India.

Founded in 1994, in Kings Lynn Norfolk, Learning Resources Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of American parent company Learning Resources Inc. of Vernon Hills Illinois.

Dennis Blackmore, Learning Resources’ UK managing director commented “When looking for a logistics solution, we wanted to find a partner with industry experience that could accommodate our growing business, distributing to all of our business streams in line with our strong customer service promise. Import Services is a great fit. Its port-centric model has provided our business with the perfect logistics solution’’.

Mike Thomas Client Services Director at Import Services said “We are privileged to work with Learning Resources; a particularly strong manufacturing brand within the educational toy sector. This forward thinking company is adopting our port-centric model, to benefit from an agile operation, designed to improve efficiency in supply chain services to their expanding customer base.”

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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

“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

Alpha Animation

‘The strength of our relationship with Import Services is based on their information systems.’

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Jon More

Learning Resources

“You have provided us with a robust start to the year with the consistent shipping of high numbers, your output was hard, fast and relentless, thank you very much.”

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