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Our Operation

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National Distribution Network

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution's main distribution centre is a purpose-built 84,000 sq ft site in Great Bridge in the West Midlands. 

This is supported by A.F. Blakemore’s three regional distribution centres in the West Midlands, East Sussex and South Wales, and an additional four outbases.  

Collectively these distribution centres deliver to 3,000 delivery points across the UK.  

Our high-tech systems ensure a cost-effective, accurate and dynamic warehouse environment and also help to provide our customers with in-depth analysis of their own businesses. 

 

Paperless Picking

Blakemore_Wholesale_Distribution_scan-picking_technology_thumb.jpgIn order to ensure accurate ordering and high service levels Blakemore Wholesale Distribution runs a paperless-picking operation. 

Each of our warehouse order pickers is equipped with a wrist unit that displays customer orders.  To ensure that only the correct products are placed on cages, each product has a unique barcode and date code. 

As the fixtures in the warehouse run low on products our replenishers are alerted via a unit fitted on their forklift trucks.  Products are then replenished according to date, and the amount of product is recorded on the unit.  This also enables complete control of our bulk inventory. 

 

Quality and Standards

Quality assurance is paramount to Blakemore Wholesale Distribution. 

In order to demonstrate our commitment to quality, food safety and environmental standards, our distribution centre operates according to the following standards:
 

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ISO 9001
Quality Management

ISO 14001
Environmental Management

BRC Storage and
Distribution