Advance Security has been awarded a contract to provide security services to Arvato’s distribution centre in Milton Keynes. Arvato is a leading name in business process outsourcing, and the services arm of global media company Bertelsmann AG. With warehousing and fulfillment locations across Europe the company offers an end-to-end global logistics service as well as customised global outsourcing for supply-chain management. Advance, which specialises in the provision of security to the supply chain industry, won the contract via a competitive tender process following Arvato’s decision to appoint a new security provider to its warehouse distribution operations.
Mark Lawrence, security and site services manager at Arvato, comments: “Throughout the tender process Advance demonstrated the ability to offer innovative, proactive and practical security solutions; running an efficient service while maintaining a very human touch to their operations. Cost effectiveness is important but not at the expense of operations or personnel”. Chris Fieldhouse, managing director of Advance, adds ‘Advance is gaining an excellent reputation in the distribution arena and we are proud to add such a prestigious name to our list of clients. We are delighted to have won the Arvato contract, particularly in light of some very strong competition’. Advance currently provides security services to a number of supply chain customers including Tesco, Boots, Iceland, Matalan and Mothercare/Early Learning Centres.