Warehousing

Key Facts

430 Expert, experienced, fully trained operations staff
300 Dedicated delivery vehicles
1,500 Drinks trade customers
6,500 Private fine wine clients from 70 countries
23,000 Nationwide deliveries each week
180,000 Product lines
2,000,000 ft2 HMRC tax approved warehousing
8,000,000 Cases stock holding

Security

With a dedicated team working under our security manager, our measures are unrivalled. Each warehouse is protected by integrated physical and electronic surveillance systems. All have fire and intruder alarms and 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 in a separate, secure location.

Services

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 26 pallets, to then be combined with our widely acclaimed national delivery network.

Promotional Packaging

Seasonal and other gift packs
POS and retail pack assembly
Barcode production and application
Relabelling, including removal and banderoles
Application of UK Excise Duty, and all other strip and tax labels
Materials specified and supplied as required

Locations

LONDON-BARKING

Olympus

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.

Creek Road

Our 4 warehouses and offices on one site provide a mixture of free standing and racked storage for maximum flexibility within 100,000 ft2.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT

Gateway

Global

Vinotheque

With its own directors & management, committed and experienced specialists in operating the finest facility and perfect environment for fine wine storage and maturation. 6,500 discerning investors from 70 countries entrust us with 500,000 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.

CAMBRIDGE

Linton

Sawston

DINTON

In the heart of the English countryside, protected within 100 acres of secluded woodland are our 15 reinforced concrete vaults. Excavated from the hillside, the underground chambers vary in size from 3,000 ft2 to 6,000 ft2. 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.

Glasgow

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.

Leeds

Melksham

Tilbury Freeport

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. 490,000 ft2 of ambient and temperature controlled storage.