Clipper boosts supply chain support to coronavirus-strained customers

Clipper Logistics, the Leeds-based logistics, e-fulfilment and returns management services provider, is boosting its supply chain support to customers.

The company said that it has received “notable” additional requests from several of its grocery-relate customers to provide supply chain support to their existing infrastructure as a result of the demands placed on them by Covid-19.

This includes warehousing, cross-dock, picking and transportation, and Clipper is now actively engaging with all the major food retailers to provide such support services.

In addition, the company has received further requests for logistics support from other sectors of the economy and will provide updates as these are formalised.

A statement from the Board said that it is “continuing to monitor the overall impact of Covid-19 on the business, both in terms of its operations and the effect on its customers”.

Executive Chairman, Steve Parkin, said: “Clipper is working tirelessly to fulfil gaps in the supply chain and to help its clients meet significant increased demand for a wide range of products.

“The Company will continue to provide support through utilising and mobilising its Europe-wide sites, personnel and fleet thereby alleviating significant supply chain pressure which benefits retailers and consumers alike.

“This whilst ensuring the utmost health and safety of our employees. Our response is a classic example of Clipper’s agility and our ability to provide new and adapting services to retailers in short timescales.”