New center will allow channel services provider to continue EU business in wake of the trade agreement between UK and EU
Agilitas has launched a new European logistics hub in the Netherlands to cater to its EU customers in the wake of Brexit.
The facility is based in Amsterdam and will hold tech kit. Its presence ensures that customers and partners will be provided with the same continuity of business and that Agilitas’ logistics services and supply chain management will not be disrupted as a result of the deal agreed upon by the EU and UK, said the channel firm.
“As an international solutions provider with a strong presence in Europe, guaranteeing continuity and stability through the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union was always of significant importance to Agilitas and our customers,” stated John Street, operations director at Agilitas
“While it is certainly encouraging that a trade deal has now been agreed between the UK and EU, it was also paramount for Agilitas to be prepared for every potential scenario.”
Agilitas claims it has had a Brexit taskforce in place since the referendum result was announced in 2016. One of the group’s priorities was to mitigate the impact of any regulatory changes that could affect the business’ ability to serve the UK and European markets.
The new Amsterdam-based hub will better position Agilitas to handle the challenges surrounding trade, tariffs and free movement that are anticipated as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, it claims.
“International businesses such as Agilitas should always be prepared for change,” continued Street.
“We have been working closely with our supply chain partners over the past few months, implementing agile action plans to allow us to continue to support our EU customers, who need to receive the levels of service they are accustomed to.
“We are always looking to adapt and evolve as the industry develops, and our European logistics hub is just one of the ways we are transforming our business to remain relevant for customers, and continue to provide world-class channel services solutions.”
Last week, Agilitas reported record revenue and profit growth for its most recent fiscal year.