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Warehousing and logistics

Agile warehousing, fulfilment, and transportation services for a dynamic supply chain environment

Build a More Agile Supply Chain

Navigating today’s dynamic supply chain environment

Industry disruptions and evolving consumer expectations have created a constantly changing and unpredictable supply chain environment, forcing companies of all sizes and types to rethink their logistics strategies.

So what can your organisation do? Forward-thinking leaders are focused on building a more agile logistics function to quickly respond to changing market conditions, while limiting the impact on the business and end customers.

Navigate today’s dynamic supply chain environment and build resilience by partnering with Iron Mountain Warehousing and Logistics. Whether you’re looking to supplement your existing operations or build out a brand new distribution network, we can help ensure you’re fully prepared for future growth and disruptions.

 

BROS Storage and Distribution Certificated

Our Magna Park North warehouse in Lutterworth is 'AA' Grade BRCGS accredited.

The certification signifies that our operations meet the highest global benchmarks, ensuring the integrity of your products is maintained from storage to distribution.

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Secure Warehousing

Ongoing supply chain disruptions that impact financials as well as company reputations have forced many organisations to rethink their product distribution strategies.

Iron Mountain Warehousing and Logistics can help. With quick onboarding and flexible service agreement lengths, we’re your warehousing partner for:

  • Product distribution
  • Overflow space
  • Seasonality needs
  • Short-term storage
  • Long-term storage

With over 70 years of experience protecting our customers’ most valuable assets, you can count on all of our warehouses to be equipped with advanced security features and staffed by an experienced, trained, and vetted team of Mountaineers.

Fulfilment

Constantly evolving customer expectations paired with the rapid growth of e-commerce has solidified fulfilment as a central component of customer experience.

Whether your company is just starting out and needs a specialised fulfilment solution or you’re growing and need to supplement existing operations, Iron Mountain Warehousing and Logistics can help. Our facilities, systems, people, and experience allow us to offer a wide range of fulfilment services, including:

  • Pick, pack, and ship
  • E-commerce fulfilment
  • B2B fulfilment
  • Returns
  • Product launches
  • Special fulfilment projects

Iron Mountain is your partner for an agile and distributed fulfilment strategy. Whatever your need, we can work to customise a solution to ensure customer deliveries are accurate, on-time, and within your budget.

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Value-Added Services

Shortages of warehouse space and labour have left companies struggling to find resources to perform services necessary to meet changing business demands.

Iron Mountain has the warehouse space and labour resources you need to meet the critical needs of your business and end customers. In addition to our core warehousing and fulfilment services, we can also provide value through additional services such as:

  • Cross-docking
  • Kitting
  • Packaging
  • Container unloading
  • Palletising/pallet restacking
  • Labeling
  • Disposal/destruction

Our value-added services can supplement and strengthen your logistics model and save you both time and money.

Transportation

There is no “one size fits all” approach to transportation, and labour shortages paired with changing customer expectations have forced many organisations to rethink their strategy.

With decades of transportation experience, Iron Mountain has the assets, people and expertise to support your specialised transportation needs. From delivery and pickup services to specialised transportation solutions, Iron Mountain Warehousing and Logistics is a partner you can trust.

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An Agile 3pl Partner With A Legacy Of Trust

With dedicated warehouse and fulfilment facilities strategically located throughout the United States and Canada, Iron Mountain Warehousing and Logistics can help you position your inventory and reach your customers, wherever they’re located. Our approach to logistics services combines our decades of storage and transportation expertise with our deep commitment to protecting your valuable assets. We bring security, agility, and trust into focus:

  • Security: With our highly secure network of facilities, strict chain-of-custody, and thoroughly trained and vetted employees, the security of your assets is our top priority.
  • Agility: Through our quick and efficient setup and onboarding, flexible service agreements, and locations throughout North America, we’ll help you scale your logistics network to keep up with organizational growth and adapt to changing customer demands.
  • Trust: Over 95% of the Fortune 1000 trust us with their most valuable assets. For over 70 years, we’ve worked with companies large and small to solve complex business challenges and protect their valued assets as if they were our own.

From warehouse space for overflow or seasonal storage to e-commerce fulfilment or product launches, we have the services to support your needs, simple or complex.

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E-commerce

Adapt to changing customer expectations and build a custom e-commerce fulfilment strategy that ensures fast and frictionless delivery.

Challenge: Global e-commerce sales have surged from $3.35 trillion from 2019 to an expected $5.4 trillion in 2022, putting e-commerce merchants under unprecedented pressure to address customers’ growing demands for fast and frictionless delivery. In fact, 42% of online shoppers have abandoned their shopping carts because of lengthy delivery dates, and over 40% of shoppers expect an option for 2–3 day delivery.

Speed and accuracy are critical to the success of any e-commerce company, and continuously evolving expectations can make it difficult to ensure customer satisfaction while navigating organisational growth.

Solution: With strategically located warehouse and fulfilment centres, our services can support your localised or nationwide e-commerce strategy. We’ll partner with you to customise a solution that ensures your customer deliveries are accurate, on-time, and within your budget. And because we have facilities located in multiple major markets, we’ll continue to support ongoing organisational growth as you expand into new markets and add new products.

What you gain:

  • Customisation

    We’ll work with you to customise a fulfilment strategy for now, and the future.

  • Scale

    We’ll help you grow wherever you need to, with dedicated warehousing and fulfilment facilities located throughout UK.

  • Accurate and on-time performance

    Our team will work to ensure your orders are accurate and on-time, contributing to the growth, reputation, and overall success of your business.

Prepare for seasonal demand spikes or industry disruptions with an agile warehousing strategy

Challenge: The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have sparked a lot of talk about supply chain resilience. To prevent supply shortages, many retailers are doubling up on suppliers, sourcing closer to home, strengthening inventory levels, and investing in their own logistics networks, all of which can come at the expense of higher costs that are eventually passed on to end customers. Some retailers have even overestimated inventory needs and have become stuck with excess inventory that must be stored long-term or marked-down for quick sale.

It can often be difficult for retailers to match available warehouse space with constantly changing demand, which can lead to surplus or shortage.

Solution: With a focus on agility, allocating resources flexibly and swiftly to where they’re needed most, Iron Mountain Warehousing and Logistics can help you prepare for anticipated seasonal demand spikes and respond to unanticipated disruptions. We maintain warehouses throughout the UK, with a focus on quick onboarding, technology-enabled integration, and contract terms that can be measured in months instead of years.

What you gain:

  • Agility and speed: We’ll help drive agility with quick setup, onboarding, and receiving of materials into our dedicated warehouses.
  • A network of warehouses throughout UK: We can support you no matter what part of the country you need warehousing, with facilities in major markets.
  • Flexibility to meet your specific needs: Stocking up for Christmas or back to school? Preparing for a raw material shortage? Looking for a long-term warehouse solution? With our flexible service agreements, we’ll find a solution that meets your needs.

Use valuable facility space to treat patients instead of storing overflow medical supplies and personal protection equipment.

Challenge: The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic exposed various weaknesses in our preparedness for unexpected emergencies. As many large manufacturers shut down or stopped exporting goods, stocks of critical supplies and equipment quickly ran out. Although necessary, items such as masks, gloves, shields, goggles, and ventilators were scarce, which prevented many healthcare organisations from fully supporting patient needs.

These issues are not exclusively associated with global pandemics. Emergency events or natural disasters such as floods, extreme heat, or even terrorist attacks can cause unprecedented and unanticipated immediete needs for emergency supplies. Often, the nature of the emergency can make it difficult or even impossible to transport resources from other areas, and issues like theft or price gouging can occur. Furthermore, many healthcare facilities don’t have excess space or it can be too cost-inhibitive to store these supplies onsite.

Solution: Iron Mountain Warehousing and Logistics can store and deliver your emergency response equipment and supplies so that you can access them in the event of a disaster or medical emergency. Our secure network of facilities located throughout UK will ensure a fast and seamless response, helping you focus on patient care during an emergency. We have the ability to store, manage, kit, and deliver medical supplies (masks, gowns, face shields, etc.), medical equipment (wheelchairs, IV poles/supplies, respirators, etc.), non-hazardous test kits, common medication, and first-responder equipment (first-aid kits, canned goods, torches, shelters, etc.).

What you gain:

  • Better use of facility space: Use onsite space to treat patients, not store materials and equipment.
  • Secure storage of medical and emergency supplies: Protect supplies and equipment from loss, theft, or damage.
  • Quick response in case of an emergency: Be prepared to respond to the next natural disaster, pandemic, or other emergency.

Align product distribution strategy with evolving manufacturing footprint strategy to drive agility.

Challenge: Ongoing uncertainty and disruptions are forcing organisations to reevaluate and rethink their manufacturing footprint strategies. Many organisations are focused on building or expanding facilities closer to end users, with a recent survey showing around three-quarters of companies have increased the number of their British suppliers (Make UK, Infor).

This shift to localisation can cause challenges for the logistics function, especially as the manufacturing strategy continues to evolve. Fixed product distribution networks can be costly and take time to build out, and it may not be feasible to maintain in-house warehouse and labour assets in all localised markets.

Solution: Iron Mountain Warehousing and Logistics can support your evolving manufacturing footprint strategy by supplementing your product distribution network with local warehousing, labour, and transportation resources. With facilities located throughout the UK and a flexible approach to service agreements, our services provide the support that you need to build an agile product distribution strategy.

What you gain:

  • A network of warehouses throughout UK: We can support you no matter what part of the country you need warehouse space and resources, with facilities throughout UK.
  • Agility and speed: We’ll help drive agility with quick setup, onboarding, and receiving of materials into our dedicated warehouses.
  • Flexibility: Our flexible approach to service agreements will help ensure alignment of your product distribution strategy with your evolving manufacturing footprint strategy.

Frequently asked questions

Whether you’re looking to supplement your existing operations or build out a brand new distribution network, we can help ensure you’re fully prepared for future growth and disruptions.

Doesn’t Iron Mountain store my company’s paper records?
Yes, that’s us! For more than 70 years, we’ve worked with companies large and small to solve complex business challenges and securely store their valued assets, including documents. We’ve leveraged our extensive experience in storage, fulfilment, and transportation to offer a complete set of warehousing and logistics solutions.
How many warehouses and fulfilment facilities do you have and where are they located?
With more than 1,400 facilities around the world, there is a good chance that we have a facility in your backyard. We currently maintain more than 13 dedicated warehousing and fulfilment facilities located throughout the UK and Ireland. Our Rugby Symmetry Park, Kettering Prologis, Kettering Symmetry Park and Magna Park North campuses are located in the logistics golden triangle. See our Locations Map above for more information and speak with your Iron Mountain sales representative to discuss offerings in other markets.
Do you have the ability to execute custom fulfilment projects, such as a product launch?
Yes! Our network of facilities, labor, and other resources allow us to provide custom solutions to meet the needs of your business.
What integration capabilities does your WMS have?
Our extensive technology partner network and in-house WMS capabilities provide us with the ability to integrate with multiple existing systems. Please work with your Iron Mountain sales representative to better understand how our integration capabilities can meet your specific needs.
Do you have locations outside the UK?
We currently have dedicated warehousing and fulfilment facilities in Ireland, the Nordics, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Canada, and the United States, and we continue to expand into new markets.
Why do clients choose to work with Iron Mountain?

Why Iron Mountain?

We have the experience and expertise to streamline your business while keeping your enterprise and customer data safe—and secure. We are especially proud to partner with hospitality groups. Together, we elevate the power of your work


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