Kinaxia has launched a flexible storage initiative for customers requiring warehouse solutions quickly without the constraints of a long-term contract.

It said it was responding to changing market conditions, in which clients were increasingly looking for greater agility to store their goods efficiently, before shifting them for seasonal promotions and volume peaks.

The new service is covered by Kinaxia’s entire network of warehousing bases, comprising 2.7m sq ft of storage facilities in places such as Trafford Park, DIRFT, Doxford Park in Sunderland and Snetterton in East Anglia.

Kinaxia chief executive Michael Conroy said: “We have seen that there is customer demand in the UK market for an agile national operator to quickly provide warehousing and storage space for items including beverages, consumer goods and products with seasonal volume variations, as well as for importers who need greater flexibility.

“We have a nationwide network of wet and dry bonded, secure facilities which are accredited by the British Retail Consortium and offer some of the highest quality warehousing in the UK.

“Our warehouse management systems provide real-time inventory visibility across all of our locations, integrating seamlessly with customers’ in-house systems and with the ability to call off orders at SKU or pallet level.”

He added: “Our strategy for this year is about getting closer to our customers and working collaboratively to deliver solutions which match their individual needs.

“The launch of on-demand warehousing is in response to customer feedback and demonstrates our ability to quickly flex to their requirements.”

Earlier this week, industrial property developer Prologis said it had launched a flexible warehouse leasing service, which would be operated by Kinaxia Logistics.