Cepia LLC has appointed Import Services as European logistics partner for the Cats Vs Pickles™ range of toys, to provide retail supply chain services throughout their distribution network, encompassing the UK and Eire.

Founded in 2002, Cepia LLC is a leading manufacturer in the toys and games industry. With headquarters in St. Louis, MO, Cepia focuses on combining child-friendly technology, innovative concepts and storytelling. In addition to the Cats Vs Pickles™ brand, other popular products include the Zhu Zhu Pets range and Bananas toys.

The partnership with Import Services ensures Cepia are plugged into the supply chain efficiencies offered by a port-centric location. The flagship distribution centre [within the container port] at Southampton Docks is the perfect facility, growing by a further 200,000 sq ft in June 2021.

Mervis William of Cepia comments “Our growth plans in UK and Eire required a supply chain partnership with a credible UK logistics partner. Import Services impressed us with their vast retail knowledge. We are pleased to have appointed Import Services and look forward to growing with them as their new distribution centre opens in 2021”.

Mike Thomas, Client Services Director at Import Services commented, ‘’We are all thrilled to be selected by Cepia for our retail logistics services including AEO bonded warehouses at Southampton Container Port. This is where Cepia see real benefit in reaching their UK and Eire customer base and we are excited to support Cepia’s continued growth as they join our portfolio of forward-thinking Clients which we have the privilege to serve.”



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‘Our expanding multi-channel networks demand speed to market from bonded DC facilities, this criteria was met by Import Services.’

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

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Jon More

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“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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