Carousel joins ESLA consolidating market position in Europe
13 May 2019
We are pleased to announce that Carousel has joined the European Service Logistics Association (ESLA); an exclusive cooperative network, dedicated to night express distribution and service logistics.
Bolstering the ESLA network, Carousel brings with it a strong in-night operations network across the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Poland. Carousel’s also adds an extensive portfolio of value-added services such as warehousing plus a robust locker and box network in Spain and Portugal.
The objective of ESLA is to provide clients with the best market and product coverage within Europe. ESLA works by bringing together the core competencies of each member company to guarantee a complete European night-express reach, plus extended range of high-end technical and value-add services.
In joining, Carousel has itself expanded its European coverage. Consolidating its market position on the continent, Carousel has also strengthened its proposition to clients, just weeks after announcing its acquisition of BDA Logistics Innovation.
Commenting on the new membership, Graham Martin – group CEO at Carousel, said: “It is a great honour to be become a member of ESLA; a best-in-class-association, that really is at the pinnacle of spare part service-logistics.
“In joining, we have extended our European road and air network, and added a portfolio of additional services on top of the transportation routes. By overlaying our exceptional customer-service teams we can guarantee exceptional service levels and safeguard operations for the benefit of our clients and ESLA members.”
Michael Bonnes, Chairman of ESLA on Carousel joining the network: “With an innovative approach and market-leading technology platform Carousel shares the core competencies of our other members, making them an obvious choice to join our network. The company’s vast in-night experience in time critical parts and products, plus high-quality customer service and established network means they offer ESLA members a robust infrastructure across the UK and in North East Europe. Together we are a stronger network, helping member clients to gain a competitive edge and we’re delighted to have them join us”.
The expanding ESLA network
ESLA operates in 29 countries, making it one of the largest European networks for in night-express deliveries. All seven members specialise in time-critical spare parts and products to deliver agile solutions, tailored to their clients’ individual needs.
With Carousel onboard, ESLA now covers 141 locations, 808 Pick Up Drop Off points (PUDOs) and 124 so called FSLs (Field Stock Locations).
For more information about the ESLA network, please visit esla.info