Yusen Logistics UK has been awarded a contract with Seiko UK, after the watch-maker moved to outsource its entire warehousing operation.

Seiko brands include Pulsar and Lorus watches, as well as Seiko & Lorus Clocks.

The move, which took effect this month, sees Yusen managing all inbound, storage, picking and value-added activities from Seiko’s Maidenhead, Berkshire site, where it has been based since 1985.

A complete supply chain revamp has taken place, with a brand-new warehouse management implemented and capable of processing both retail and e-commerce deliveries.

Kinya Iwami, MD, Seiko UK, said “We need the reliability and experience of a logistics partner that understands our market, to ensure that excellent service is continued.

“Yusen Logistics offers us the high levels of expertise with outstanding quality and attention to detail, with a commitment to demonstrable continuous improvement that allows us to further focus on our core business.”

Nick Rees, commercial director for Yusen Logistics UK, added: “We believe that we can add real value to Seiko UK’s warehousing operations, with a focus on continuous improvement driven by our kaizen culture.

“We are now looking forward to a long-lasting partnership with Seiko UK built on precision, quality and excellence.”

Yusen Logistics recently renewed its contract with Mitsubishi Electric to provide inbound and reverse logistics operations, as well as opening a new warehousing facility at Prologis Park Wellingborough West.