December 2011 - Canute Medical Acquires Lundy
Canute International Medical Services (CIMS), a subsidiary of the Canute Group, has taken over the trade and assets of Lundy Healthcare, we have also taken responsibility for all of the staff.
The Canute Group is an Â£80 million privately owned logistics group with global experience in a number of markets and has continued to grow and trade successfully during the recession.
CIMS has been part of the Canute Group since 2005 and has significant experience in the mobile medical logistics market and pre-medical turnkey. CIMS has a good portfolio of clients including many that were served by Lundy.
For some time CIMS has been developing its capability to enable it to exploit the many opportunities there are in both the NHS and private healthcare. It has long been clear that there are a number of synergies between CIMS and Lundy and that, if they could come together, we would be able to offer a class leading end to end service for customers in the medical equipment market.
The Canute Group is very pleased that we have now been able to achieve that and is very excited about the potential the new team, which will now all trade under the CIMS brand, brings to the Group.
The first weeks will be important as we merge our activities and we get used to working alongside each other. Whilst there may be some changes you can rest assured that the CIMS management team, supported by the extensive and experienced resources of the Canute Group, is committed to the long term future of the company and to develop it to make the most of the skills and experience of the new team.
We will be looking closely at the business to ensure that it is in good shape and properly structured to meet the demands of the industry.
May 11 - New Warehousing and Distribution Centre
Canute are pleased to announce the opening of a new warehousing and distribution centre in Siskin Drive Coventry.
The facility provides Canute with a significant expansion of its service capability in the midlands. The company’s previous Warwick operation was relocated into the new depot over the Easter period, with warehousing and distribution operations commencing shortly afterwards.
“This Coventry facility is an important part of Canute development plan,” says the company’s Group Sales Director , David Emslie “It enables us to meet the growing requirements of our customers and to accommodate larger warehousing projects within the west midlands.”
The Coventry facility will feature the most up to date in warehouse management systems to constantly monitor and update stock levels to ensure maximum efficiency and pick accuracy.
Canute Managing Director Noel Marshall says:
“The new site is the latest stage in our plan to establish Canute as the market leader in bespoke warehousing and logistics services for the retail and drinks industry in the UK.
“It will further strengthen our operations and will reinforce the robustness of our business model at a time when market pressures and economic conditions are having an impact on others within the supply chain industry"
“Canute’s customers can have the utmost confidence in our continuing ability to deliver.”
August 09 - Canute enhances Environmental Policy
Canute is in the process of implementing new video conferencing facilities that will further strengthen the commitment to their Environmental Policy.
Canute’s decision to install video conferencing coincides with a new legally binding climate change and energy saving scheme called the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). It covers large business and public sector organisations and it will have a significant impact on reducing UK carbon dioxide emissions. Maximising use of audio visual and video conferencing facilities is an obvious way to reduce carbon footprint and keep travel budgets low.
Working together with Carillion Communications, a technically strong and highly respected Audio Visual Systems Integrator, Canute took the decision to implement video conferencing in order to cut travel costs, improve communications between remote sites, increase productivity and streamline the decision making process.
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July 09 – Canute win Toolbank Christmas promotion tender.
The Warwick depot has again successfully tendered for the annual Toolbank (XMS) Christmas promotion which involves the receipt, storage, picking and dispatching to multiple destinations across the UK of in excess of 1500 orders over a six week period.
This is the 3rd year running that Warwick has provided this solution on behalf of Toolbank.
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May 09 - Office Depot at the Heart of Canute Development
2008 saw Office Depot prepare and circulate the most challenging of tenders amongst logistics companies within the United Kingdom. The specification was precise and reflected a desire to obtain the very best solution which could consistently maintain a balance between the highest level of service, flexibility and efficiency
After playing a full and active role in this process The Canute Group was delighted to be chosen as a new distribution partner for Office depot for a number of regions within the UK.
Canute Group is one of the largest privately owned logistics service providers in the UK today, employing over 1000 personnel with a turnover in excess of £65 Million.
With Headquarters in Purfleet, Essex, and operating sites throughout the UK, Canute has run many successful logistic operations over the past 30 years with varying degrees of complexity and featuring a diverse range of services.
The Canute solution for Office Depot currently centres around a combined fleet with dedicated Vehicles for both Stationary and Furniture.
Operating from four individual Sites some 120 Vehicles supported by 47 administrative and warehouse staff will be fully implemented by December 2009.
Amongst its customers Canute boasts long standing clients Such as Wilkinson, Lakeland, Perfume Shop and Toolbank each with specific needs and specialist requirements. The solution for Office Depot was particularly suitable for the Canute infrastructure and presented a real opportunity for the group to demonstrate fully its capabilities in smaller item network delivery.
The chance to take part in the original tender process was an exciting prospect explained Group Sales Director David Emslie “the Opportunity to take part in this process and to ultimately be awarded contracts to undertake distribution on behalf of Office Depot is central to the development plans of the Canute Group. The benefits for Canute by playing an integral part in the longer term ambitions of Office Depot should not be underestimated, the knowledge, processes and ethos Office Depot has brought to our business can only help to prepare us for the challenges in our market place both now and in the future. We look forward to what we are all sure will be a long and mutually beneficial distribution partnership”.
The implementation of Canute solutions for Kent, Essex, North East and North West have already been completed with South East and North East London to be rolled out by the end of the year.
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