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Kingsland Drinks

Premier independent supplier of wines and spirits
15-year partnership with AKW

The problem

Kingsland Drinks’ products demand high levels of transportation security and tracking, as they are sensitive and high-value loads.

They needed a reliable, flexible and trustworthy freight service, to ensure optimum security when dealing with large volumes.

As a premier independent UK supplier of wines and spirits, it was vital that our chosen logistics provider had the ability to meet our service expectations and, most importantly, those of our customers.

Our solution

Over the 15 years we’ve been the preferred logistics partner for Kingsland Drinks, we’ve evolved with forward thinking and innovative security solutions. We installed satellite tracking for both vehicles and trailers and 24-hour manned security. We installed CCTV that includes a state-of-the-art forcefield package, which was a bespoke creation, using three different products from three different countries. This has Thermal imaging and ‘Red Scan’ laser detection. 

The outcome

We’ve been the preferred transport provider for Kingsland Drinks’ groupage freight for over 10 years, meeting the company’s exceptionally high service expectations. Over this time, the freight volume has significantly increased, with around 11,000 pallets now distributed through us. 

Despite the increase in volume and the changes AKW Global Logistics have gone through over the years, they have maintained continuity throughout. I have no reason to believe they won’t be our preferred groupage freight provider for many years to come. Flexibility and providing a great service that we have trust and confidence in are the key elements to the longevity of our relationship, and right now AKW Global Logistics demonstrate these every day.

Gary Lightbown, Warehouse and Distribution Manager, Kingsland Drinks Ltd