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We specialise in delivering adaptable and cost-efficient transport solutions that enable customers to attain competitive advantage through their supply chain.

Distribution

UK DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Knowles’ UK distribution network gives complete UK coverage to a wide variety of customers and industries. With a fleet of over 200 vehicles and 350 trailers and operating out of a number of distribution hubs, we provide flexibility and best-in-industry OTIF service levels.

This, combined with highly-skilled people and world-class IT systems, allows Knowles to deliver a multitude of quality supply chain solutions:

  • Supermarket Logistics
  • Retailer Consolidation
  • Fullload, Part Load, Small Pallet Quantity Distribution
  • Dedicated, Traction Only Solutions
  • Factory Clearance Transport
  • Temperature Controlled Transport
  • Short Lead Time Fulfilment
  • 24/7 Customer Service Team
  • E-PodPortal
  • All Vehicles Tracked in Real-Time Delivering End-to-End Visibility
  • Bespoke IT Integration
  • Returns Management
  • All Vehicles Euro 6 and London Direct Vision Standard Compliant
  • Container Distribution

Knowles deliver high quality, flexible and efficient transport solutions to our customers.

Warehousing

DEDICATED WAREHOUSE SOLUTIONS

Knowles provides both shared user and dedicated warehousing solutions, to a variety of industries and customers across a range of temperature bands. Operating over 2 million sq/ft of freehold warehousing we have vast experience in driving value for our customers with bespoke warehouse management solutions.

Our warehousing solutions include:

  • Ambient and Temperature Controlled Solutions
  • Open and Closed Book Accounts
  • Primary and Secondary Consolidation centres for major multiples and retailers
  • Shared and Dedicated Warehouse Solutions from 250 to 150,000 pallets
  • Manual and Mechanical Handling equipment infrastructure and expertise
  • E-Commerce Fulfilment
  • A diverse range of racked solutions to suit stock
  • On-Site Customer Presence
  • National and Regionally based Distribution Centres
  • National Groupage
  • Advanced Warehouse Management IT Systems
  • Case and single item picking
  • Container Handball
  • BRC A Grade Accreditation
  • Some of the best names in UK food manufacture trust Knowles to manage and optimise their warehouse management.

All Knowles warehouse operations are BRC accredited for Warehousing and Distribution in collaboration with IS0 9001 (Quality Management) processes.

We have vast experience in bespoke project design, implementation and management, investing in the best people and infrastructure.

Consolidation

EXPERTISE IN CONSOLIDATION

At Knowles Transport we are experts in consolidating loads for our customers – delivering to the major supermarket RDC’s. We have experienced considerable growth in this area, thanks to effective results and reduced distribution costs for our customers within the Knowles Consolidation Unit (KCU).

  • Day 1, for Day 2 Delivery Schedule
  • Low Cost for Smaller Volume Orders
  • Increased Market Share for your Brand
  • Reduced Environmental Impact of Distribution
  • Increased Supplier Performance
  • Knowles EDI Link with Supermarkets
  • Preferred Supplier’ elevation amongst Your Largest Customers

At Knowles we offer superior expertise in consolidation for all the major supermarkets, renowned in particular for the outstanding results for Sainsbury Consolidation.

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Added Value

SELF STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Knowles offer a range of pre-retail added value services allowing our customers to focus on their core business while we seamlessly manage their end-to-end logistics. We have significant experience in providing bespoke, value-added services that focus on reducing costs to customers, whilst always maintaining the highest levels of service.

Added value services include:

  • Packing and Bagging Line Assembly and Management
  • Pick and Pack Solutions
  • Electronic Labelling Services
  • Pallet and Case Reconfiguration
  • Container Thermal Lining Services
  • Advanced Palletising Solutions
  • Joint Purchasing Opportunities

We can help reduce manufacturing complexity, reduce wasted product miles and cost, as well as support excellent customer service and product availability.

Bulk Solutions

TRANSPORT & STORAGE

Our bulk tipper distribution and bulk storage solutions provide customers with end-to-end solutions for managing these specialist supply chains throughout the year. Knowles operate a large fleet of bulk tippers and loaders capable of transporting a large range of bulk foods such sugar beet, grains and animal feeds.

Our Bulk Solutions include:

  • Specialist Bulk Tipper Fleet
  • Bulk Storage and Handling Services
  • Enhanced safety features and processes
  • TASSC Accredited
  • Comprehensive mobile bulk loader fleet
  • Added value services including metal detection, bagging lines and weighing

We specialise in delivering high quality, efficient and safe bulk solutions to a range of bulk supply chains whilst increasing value to customer.

Palletforce

PALLETISED DISTRIBUTION

Knowles will offer our customers a tailored and professional palletised distribution service that allows them to exceed their customer expectations and grow their business.

  • AM Deliveries
  • Tail Lift Deliveries
  • Next Day Deliveries
  • Specific Time or Booked In Deliveries
  • Saturday Deliveries
  • UK & European Deliveries
  • 2-3 Day Lead Time Deliveries
  • ¼, ½, Full and Oversized Pallet Distribution
  • iPhone App
  • E-POD Portal
  • Online Ordering
  • Real Time Pallet Traceability

Knowles are proud to partner with leading UK pallet distributor Palletforce as our palletised distribution network provider.

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