West Sussex, UK – 9 September 2020
As part of future-proofing activity Acorn Industrial Components are moving to a new HQ —centralising and moving all operations to their newest facility at Littlehampton — part of a longer term 4IR and digital supply chain transformation plan to better provide OEM clients with the best in modern supply chain services.
At over double the size of the Company's original Ditchling home, the West Sussex site at Littlehampton is a modern warehousing & logistics services facility with:
– integrated warehousing technologies for increased tracking & stock visibility
– modern racking & pallet management with more efficient picking, packing & time-to-transport
– heightened workplace safety management & COVID measures
– full ESD control & clean room, along with specialised kitting & assembly areas
– 10,000 sq ft of upgraded storage (room for 400 pallets)
"This allows us to push ahead on the next stage of our growth and modernisation plans," states Chris Till, Acorn MD. "We've used this unusual time during COVID to challenge ourselves and make an operational transformation in the same way we do for our client's production and supply chain lines.
Clients keep demanding greater value, visibility and logistical involvement. Our services have evolved over the last few years in reaction to this, and we are excited about the physical infrastructure and digital architecture improvements unrolling over the next 18 months. The Headquarters at Littlehampton is central to this."
New HQ, new services
Acorn has recently launched a comprehensive Aftermarket service to OEMs, with logistics activities covering repair & refurbishment, spares & maintenance management, and reverse logistics (ongoing servicing and product support can provide up to 35% uplift in OEM revenues according to IFS research).
This new service is in addition to the Company's established inventory management and supply chain service areas: component supply & procurement, VMI, kitting & assembly, MRO industrial vending, and 3PL.
Executive Director, Melissa Aitken adds: "With 41 years in the business the coronavirus has created imperatives to overhaul working practices and 'business-as-usual'. We're embracing the challenge the global pandemic has created, and turning adversity into opportunity."
New headquarters address:
Acorn Industrial Components
Units G/H, Riverside Industrial Estate Littlehampton, West Sussex
Website and contact information remains the same:
+44 (0) 1444 462462
About ACORN INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS
Specialists in supply chain logistics, inventory management and industrial components. Acorn Industrial Components is a family-run firm established in 1979, with company services growing from procurement of industrial components and fasteners, to kitting and assembly, and more recently, full inventory and supply chain solutions.
Acorn builds long-term relationships with OEM manufacturers by providing a bespoke service to upgrade warehousing, production line, and components supply. Clients include leading names in manufacturing, including aerospace, energy, automobile, and other specialist sectors.
For enquiries contact:
+44 (0) 1444 462462