Clipper Logistics has signed a pan-European contract with fancy dress supplier Smiffys to handle inbound stock management, storage, fulfilment and returns.

Tony Mannix, chief executive of Clipper, said that the business had been running a “highly successful” operation for Smiffys in Kempen [Germany] for “some time”.

“We have been working collaboratively with Clipper to meet the needs of our growing customer base in Europe,” said Ross Johnson, head of operations at Smiffys.

“By holding stock locally, this project will enable us to improve delivery times and stock availability. We are delighted to add this facility to our operations in Sydney and Dallas as well as our existing UK footprint,” Johnson added.

The deal comes just weeks after Clipper acquired Tesam Distribution for £11m.