Our aim is to provide seamless logistics services for suppliers of goods to Lidl in the UK & Ireland. We understand that the majority of goods supplied to Lidl originate from outside the UK and that complex logistical problems need to be overcome by having a reliable and trustworthy partner. We believe that customer service and the development of relationships are key.
Our approved supplier process gives you the reassurance that your goods are in safe hands, whilst paying in Euros or in GBP £’s is not an issue as we bank in Ireland. Things like invoicing and proof of delivery is taken care of seamlessly and you receive everything together by the end of the following week. We set up email groups so that the relevant people involved in the logistics chain are receiving relevant information at the same time. Any issues are then dealt at source, easing the flow of information and making the logistics process easier for all parties.
In essence, we act as your logistics arm in the UK, De-stuffing Containers, Offloading Trailers, including the warehousing and distribution of your goods. If you want to organise your own transport to us as full loads and have them delivered in one pallet lots to each RDC (Regional Distribution Centre), then that’s fine, as its exactly what we do for our other UK, EU & Global Customers.
How do we differ from using pallet networks and what are the advantages of using our services?
We are one of only a few freight companies offering a truly one-stop-shop logistics solution for suppliers to the supermarket groups we serve. If you are looking for an integrated, timely, cost effective logistics service, you have come to the right place. We do not operate in the same way as a general pallet network delivery system we consolidate on behalf of many different customers in our warehouse for delivery to every Lidl RDC. If there are delays at point of delivery, we wait until we can be tipped, We do not pull out of the RDC due to delays and we do not charge demurrage. To do so could affect up to 33 different customers and impact upon their relationship with Lidl.
Disadvantages of using Pallet Network systems when delivering to Lidl UK & Ireland
- Pallet deliveries are expensive
- Haulier will not wait past 30 mins of booking time
- Goods get returned to hub and customer is charged for outward and return journey
- Goods need to be re-booked, customer receives notice of delivery failure
- Charged again for re-delivery
Operational Information – Our Lidl Warehousing Hub
Please see an operational precis of our supermarket logistics services to Lidl UK & Ireland :
- Deliver to each RDC six days per week Monday to Saturday, Sunday can be arranged
- 9 Loading / Offloading Bays
- 24/6 with Sundays 8-5pm
- Drop Trailer facilities
- Repack, Restack, Invert, Relabel facilities
- Warehouse based in Warrington, Cheshire
- Warehouse 45 minutes from Port of Liverpool
- Proof of Deliveries all have the customers logo on
Rejection of Full Loads at Lidl RDC’s
In the event of direct deliveries in FCL or FTL getting rejected at an Lidl RDC, we provide regional repack, restack & re-delivery services near to every Lidl RDC in the UK. This allows Lidl to take off what they are happy to do so and prevents the whole load getting rejected. We then work with the shipper/importer etc. to find a local solution to allow fulfilment of the order.
Our regional warehouses are located strategically throughout the UK & Ireland. Our partner warehouses provide repack/restock / re-delivery services in locations near to every Lidl RDC in the UK & Ireland. For more details of our locations and the services provided, please see map below.
Lidl RDC UK Locations
- Avonmouth, Palmer Avenue, Severn beach, Bristol, BS35 4DF
- Belvedere Fishers Way, Belvedere DA17 6BS
- Bridgend Waterton Industrial Estate, Off Cowbridge Road, Bridgend CF31 3PH
- Enfield 8 Ardra Rd, London N9 0BD
- Exeter Clyst Honiton, Exeter EX5 3BR
- Livingston Tailend Farm, Deans Industrial Estate, Deans Rd, Livingston EH54 8SE
- Lutterworth 3520 Wellington Pkwy, Magna Park, Lutterworth LE17 4XW
- Newton Aycliffe Newton Aycliffe DL5 6BA
- Northfleet 25 Crete Hall Rd, Northfleet, Gravesend DA11 9JQ
- Runcorn Unit 1 Edwards Road, Runcorn WA7 2XP
- Southampton Foxes Park, Brownhill Way, Southampton SO16 0AW
- Wednesbury Axletree Way, Wednesbury WS10 9QY
SCS – Pallet consolidation services for deliveries to Lidl UK & Ireland
- We consolidate for many different customers
- We book our own slots and advise supermarkets of what is on the trailer
- We wait until we are tipped (no extra charges to the customer)
- Our costs are considerably cheaper and more efficient than the alternative
- All customer Proof of Deliveries come together following week of delivery with the invoice
- A much more integrated call off and storage system with none of the associated hassle or inconvenience to the customer or Lidl
- Able to undertake large volume specials as well as day to day one pallet deliveries to each Lidl RDC’s (Regional Distribution Centres) in the UK or Ireland
Direct Deliveries & Warehousing Groupage Services
We provide full trailer load & part load (groupage, consolidation, LTL) deliveries to Lidl in the UK & Ireland. These operations all take place from our central warehousing Hub in Warrington near Liverpool. These distribution services are supplemented by our differing range of warehousing services:
- Container De-stuffing
- Pallet Racking
- Reworking of Pallets
- Pick and Pack
- Labelling & Bar Coding
- Printing of Delivery Notes
- Part & Full Load Delivery
- Storage of any rejected Pallets
- Internal Storage of empty Pallets
- Consolidation of rejected loads & pallets for an economic return to the manufacturer/supplier.
- Delivery to food banks (we have supporting documentation from food banks guaranteeing no resale – this can be forwarded)
Container & Trailer Services – Suppliers to Lidl
We work together with shipping lines and merchant hauliers to try and avoid quay rent. This is especially important during “specials” where high volumes combine with short lead times. We operate a drop and swap system to ensure maximum efficiencies in terms of shunting to and from the Port of Liverpool. We also work with line & merchant haul from other UK Ports. Services below:
- Customs Clearance
- Duty Deferment
- Inland Haulage
- Full load collections from Europe