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Total flexibility, complete commitment and a personal service

One of the world´s biggest home electrical suppliers contacted us with an urgent need following the purchase of stock to fulfil a large order for one of the UK’s biggest retailers. The home electrical supplier needed to supply 17,000 units of a specific model of coffee maker in time for the retailer’s January sale, but had no available UK stock. Therefore, the home electrical supplier shipped excess European stock from Germany and France to one of Seabourne’s UK facilities in order that the units could be converted to be UK compliant.

The units had European plugs on and the home electrical retailer contacted Seabourne originally on the basis we could change the plugs to a UK specification very cost effectively, as we have often done for this customer at this time of year previously. However, Seabourne were also able to assist in replacing other non UK items that came with the appliance.  We helped coordinate the inbound shipments of stock, 4 way pallets (UK standard size), leaflets to be included with the coffee makers and starter packs of coffee also to be added to each unit.

Total flexibility, complete commitment and a personal service.
Seabourne sourced legally compliant UK plugs with the correct fuses within 48 hours as well as sourcing new barcoded labels compliant with UK legislation which were printed on-site to be applied to the units once they had had their plugs changed.
Seabourne set up two production lines to utilise our skilled and qualified permanent staff effectively whilst using further temporary staff to fulfil less skilled roles. This enabled us to maximise the number of units processed each day.
All of the stock was delivered to our Seabourne facility in Northampton within 3 days of the initial request where we had all the materials and arrangements in place to be ready to begin work immediately. Seabourne completed an average of 1,200 units every day, working extended shifts and weekends and arranging for multiple collections of the reprocessed stock every day in order to meet the tight deadlines set.
Alongside changing the plugs we replaced the leaflets, relabelled the units, placed leaflets and starter packs inside and flash tested the units to ensure electrical safety. The stock was then palletised, wrapped and loaded for onward despatch. The customer was very happy with the quick turnaround and the quality of the work fulfilled, and they have since enjoyed working with us further on similar projects.

Come and visit us at Booth 264 – Holland, your Gateway to Europe, at IRCE on 10-13 June 2014 in Chicago!

IRCE June 2014

We proudly announce our presence at IRCE in Chicago

The world ‘s largest e-commerce event from 10-13 June 2014 you can visit us at Booth 264: Holland, your Gateway to Europe. During IRCE, Seabourne Group will join forces with Argents Express Group and Maco Customs Service.

Holland as your Gateway to Europe

We want to promote Holland as a Gateway to Europe for American companies that want to explore opportunities in Europe. We can help companies that have a great product, but are unsure about the market approach, fiscal / logistical challenges and how to be successful across the pond. We can provide you with a “one-stop-shop” that takes care of all your concerns about taking the “big” step in to Europe.

So why visit us?

Our personal and direct contacts within this unique collaboration of three companies can provide full guidance about a possible move in to Europe. Our “one-stop-shop” means there is no need for expensive consultants and accountants, avoiding high start-up costs. Seabourne’s combined expertise with Argents for transport from the US to Europe and Maco Customs Service as your European customs and tax partner will ensure your smooth business entry in to Europe.

Come and visit us at Holland, your Gateway to Europe, attend IRCE!

We are looking forward to meeting you at Booth 264! Holland, your Gateway to Europe, is happy to be able to offer you a discounted rate to attend IRCE. We offer a 10% discount to all our customers who register before 7 June 2014:

Simply enter discount code 264HOL when registering to receive your discount.

Use this direct url to receive your registration discount: https://www.xpressreg.net/register/irce064/start.asp?sc=264HOL

Visit Holland, your Gateway to Europe in Booth 264 during IRCE June 10-13, 2014 in Chicago

IRCE June 2014

Holland, your Gateway to Europe is happy to be able to offer you a discounted rate to attend IRCE! We’re able to offer a 10% discount* for our customers who register before June 7, 2014.

Simply enter discount code 264HOL when registering to receive your discount!

Use this direct url to receive your registration discount:
https://www.xpressreg.net/register/irce064/start.asp?sc=264HOL

 

The Seabourne Group keeps you informed of the latest logistic news!

Nieuwe afbeelding

One year after our 50th anniversary with the new logos for our divisions, new website, redesigned transport fleet and new “social media” strategy we will share something new with you.

As from today, we will keep you informed of the latest logistic news and trends with an extra channel. The traditional news page of the Seabourne page will keep in business and will be added with the new Seabourne Linkedin page. Discover our extra news channel which is designed on the Seabourne LinkedIn page.

Follow our Seabourne LinkedIn page and save time to search for industry information. Read interesting blogs and industry related articles. If you’ve questions you can connect with people within the Group.

Due to the new LinkedIn page we are able to serve you better and faster with sending all your shipments. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile (yet) then watch our traditional Seabourne news page.

From Volkswagen Caddy to Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: 4 new additions

Nieuwe afbeelding (3)

Where we used to drive our Volkswagen Caddies 15 year ago, we now drive these big guys. Seabourne Group Eindhoven extended its vehicle fleet with two brand-new Mercedes-Benz 316 CDI Sprinter vans and next week two more will be delivered in Nieuw Vennep. These vans will be used for domestic and international shipments as part of our Express and Supply Chain services.

Excellent vans

Due to an ever-increasing client base with more shipments, an extension of our current vehicle fleet was required. We have chosen for two excellent vans in terms of space, comfort and look to increase our reliability even more. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the car for goods transport by road: safety for both our drivers and the goods carried is paramount.

The length of the floor space for these vans is 4.3 metres with a loading height of 1.9 metres. They enable the Seabourne Group to load and ship larger shipments even faster.

Magic body control

The cars have the latest gadgets, such as the Intelligent Drive system. Have you seen the Mercedes add with the chickens?

[chicken add] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLwML2PagbY

This add explains the Intelligent Drive system beautifully. The chickens keep their heads stable, no matter how you move their bodies. The Mercedes Intelligent Drive system (or ADAPTIVE ESP) ensures road stability and more comfort for the driver. By means of the ADAPTIVE ESP sensors, the side wind assistant recognizes strong gusts of wind and automatically brakes to keep the driver on the road. All our cars are standard equipped with winter tyres, which may come in handy with the snow that is predicted for next week. We also do everything we can to reduce fuel consumption. Unlike the cars we have had before, these vans have a 7-speed transmission, the 7G TRONIC.

10 years of collaboration celebrated

The 10-year anniversary of our collaboration with Biemond & van Wijk in Aalsmeer has resulted in them also supplying these buses.

Our new vans can easily be recognized by the Express and Supply Chain division logos.