In the heart of the English countryside, protected within 100 acres (40ha) of secluded woodland are our 15 reinforced concrete vaults. Excavated from the hillside, the underground chambers vary in size from 3,000 ft2 (280 m2) to 6,000 ft2 (560 m2). Recently refurbished to the highest standards, but having stood the test of time for 70 years, they offer the optimum conditions for the maturation of fine investment wine. Individual units could be allocated and designed for the larger investor.
Our 4 warehouses and offices on one site provide a mixture of free standing and racked storage for maximum flexibility within 100,000 ft2 (9,300 m2)
Chosen as the ideal situation to service our customers’ outlets in Scotland and the North of England, due to excellent access to the motorway system. Equally well positioned for the distilleries and their export traffic.
With its own directors & management, committed and experienced specialists in operating the finest facility and perfect environment for fine wine storage and maturation. 7,000 discerning investors from 70 countries entrust us with 400,000 cases in temperature and humidity controlled conditions, supported by the ultimate in security protection measures. LCB’s renowned nationwide delivery service is used for next day access to London and other major centres.
Unique to us is the only drinks tax warehouse within Tilbury Freeport. Our PortCentric facility is only minutes from their ever expanding London Container Terminal, which handles 500,000 containers a year. This allows rapid quay to warehouse container movements, with associated environmental benefits and reduced haulage costs. We operate our own port tractors, which enjoy priority access for our customers’ containers. 420,000 ft2 (39,000 m2) of ambient and temperature controlled storage.
Headquarters. The nerve centre for all operations. Home to directors and management, IT, HR, accounts, transport and central administration with systems links to all warehousing and transport functions at all locations.
Warehouse. Designed and racked for fast moving stocks, with a capacity of 3 million cases including racking with 34,000 pallet positions. Fully operational 24 hours a day, optimising customer order picking service levels.
Seasonal and other gift packs
POS and retail pack assembly
Barcode production and application
Relabelling, including removal and banderoles
Strip and tax labels applied
Materials specified and supplied as required
All our warehouses and IT systems are approved by HM Revenue & Customs, meeting the strictest conditions required for ‘under bond’ or duty paid storage, as required. Customers’ stocks are generally held in a location of their choice, and relevant to the type of service they require. All locations offer the same facilities for order picking – from an individual bottle to a full load of 24 pallets.
With a dedicated team working under an ex senior police officer, our security is best in class. Each building is protected through integrated physical and electronic surveillance systems. All units have fire alarms which, coupled with the other protection devices, are subject to continual off site monitoring using Red Care/GSM communication technology to a central station. Data is backed up several times a day, and held off site in a separate secure building.
290 Expert, experienced, fully trained operations staff
300 Dedicated delivery vehicles
1,000 Drinks trade customers
7,000 Private clients from 70 countries
20,000 Weekly deliveries
150,000 Product lines
3 million Cases stock holding
1.5 million ft2 (140,000 m2) Tax warehousing