Clipper Logistics proves its agility during the pandemic

  • Clipper Logistics lands contract in Ireland with Life Style Sports
  • PPE demand set to soar as world wakes up to long-term reality of coronavirus
  • Clipper Logistics CEO: We’re ‘agile and able’ and the crisis has demonstrated our capabilities
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Clipper Logistics plc is a leading provider of value-added logistics solutions, e-fulfilment and returns management services, delivering value-added, consultancy-led services to its blue-chip client base.

A profitable and cash generative commercial vehicles business complements the Group’s logistics activities.

20 Aug 2021

(, ) has expanded its footprint via an agreement in Ireland, with sports retailer Life Style Sports.

The company signed a five-year deal that sees it provide e-commerce and store replenishment operations. It will be delivered through a new distribution centre in Rathcoole, in Dublin, and will be powered by a smart logistics technology, called Geek+, which is a ‘goods to person’ robotics solution.

Clipper landed the new business through a competitive tender process.

“We are delighted to win this new contract with Life Style Sports, which extends both our geographic footprint in Ireland and showcases Clipper’s ability to lead this major transformation for Ireland’s largest sports retailer,” said executive chairman Steve Parkin.

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16 Aug 2021

(, ) has signed a contract with retailer John Lewis to provide additional e-commerce and store replenishment services.

The services will be provided from Clipper’s new distribution centre in Bardon, near Leicester.

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07 Jun 2021

() said it now expects its earnings for its 2022 and 2023 financial years to be “ahead of company-compiled consensus” by mid-single-digit percentages following what it said was a strong performance in its current year as well as new acquisitions and extensions of existing contracts.

In a trading update for the year ended April 30, the logistics, e-fulfilment and returns management services provider said it had performed strongly over the period, with full-year earnings (EBIT) expected to be in line with expectations of GBP31.6mln, a 53% increase year-on-year, with revenue growth of 39% to GBP698mln.

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03 Jul 2020

Logistics has been front and centre during the pandemic to get essential products delivered.

Although most shops, restaurants and factories were closed, services such as hospitals and grocers continued to serve the nation and needed to be supplied.

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24 Apr 2020

Clipper Logistics () CEO Tony Mannix tells Proactive London’s Andrew Scott they’re a retail solutions provider, rather than a third party logistics business, because traditionally they haven’t done anything outside of retail.

”The business started out providing warehousing and transportation services for fashion … we then grew to supporting firms with their ambitions online and we now have a network of 47 sites across Europe”.

”Roughly 60% of our turnover is online related and therefore our world is that of helping retailers with whatever services they need from a supply chain perspective and to help them get products into their business”.

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