Lesters looks to green the supply chain with new automotive offer

Burntwood-based Lesters has introduced a specialist ‘automotive’ division to work even closer with its growing customer base that features OEMs, first and second tier suppliers and third-party logistics providers.

A team of experts in design, sales, marketing, and logistics are on hand to help customers reduce their carbon footprint through supply chain optimisation and the replacement of plastics and foams with sustainable packaging mediums.

“Our automotive experience, expertise and consultative approach go beyond the product to help identify and create value in supply chains…whether that is reducing end-to-end costs, increasing efficiencies or boosting sustainability,” explained Mark Aucott, Automotive Business Manager at Lesters. “The sector is complex and requires a circular approach and that is where this new offer really comes into its own. From initial consultations and identifying different types of material to testing and tapping into our expansive prototyping capability.”

He continued, “By employing this method, we’ve been able to help several of our automotive customers potentially reduce their supply chain costs by up to 25% – a saving that can run into the hundreds of thousands of pounds. We also have the added benefit of Lesters Logistics – our own supply chain capability that closes the loop for the customer and can provide next day delivery, ‘stock and serve’ and ‘pick and pack’ services.”

On the automotive side of the business, Lesters offers heavy duty packaging for extreme protection of intricate components and valuable items, and ‘Easy Pick’ folding pick bins that don’t require gluing or staples, making them easy to assemble. It also has a strong track record in bespoke die cuts, providing a wide range of style and board grades, as well as a host of tailored options that offer a combination of strength and weight saving features.

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