OUR HISTORY


1984

Import Services (Import Services (UK) Ltd) opens, originally based in Fareham, Hampshire with 4 staff members.


2000

Import Services relocates its headquarters from Fareham to Eastleigh.


2003

Import Services moves head office from Eastleigh to its current home at Hedge End.


2004

Import Services opens the Nursling site, now with a staff number of 30 full time employees.


2007

Recognising that Investors in People sets the standard for people management and defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people for success, Import Services is assessed and accredited by IIP for the first time.


2011

Import Services named ‘Best Retail Supply Chain Company’ by the Institute of Transport Management (ITM) in its 2011 ‘Roll of Honour’.

Import Services opens the new port-centric warehouse facility adjacent to Southampton’s Container Port.

Import Services opens innovative Centre of Training Excellence, delivering industry leading training programmes.


2012

Construction starts on the extension of our port-centric facility, allowing a further 11,000 racking locations bringing the total to 32,000.


2013

Our Centre of Training Excellence was recognised in the Training Category with a win at the 2013 UKWA Awards.

The new port-centric facility extension opens with a launch event attended by local dignitaries, who were given a guided tour of both the new warehouse and the docks operation.


2016

Import Services’ charitable endeavours throughout the year reach £8,605 – a new record for the company.


2018

Import Services’ acquired by Xpediator Group Plc.


2019

Import Services celebrates 5 team members achieving long service awards – Alan Blake (20 years’ service: PI Controller, Docks), Stuart Turner (15 years’ service: OSDG Manager), Kirsty Webb (15 years’ service: Shift Manager, Hedge End), Sandra Haines (15 years’ service: Traffic Supervisor) and Richard Pedder (15 years’ service: Supervisor, Nursling).

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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

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‘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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