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Case Studies

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Overview

The client, a leading UK signage designer, manufacturer, and installer, has worked with many recognisable brands, restaurants, and venues up and down the UK to assist them with signage for new, existing, and renovated sites.

They initially contacted GCL Logistics for assistance with an upcoming project via a recommendation from a previous client.

The Challenge

The client had been contracted to design, build, and maintain two new LED scoreboards as part of the renovation of Lord’s Cricket ground.

The bespoke LED solution needed to be shipped directly from the supplier in China to the cricket ground in London.

The delivery needed to be made on a specific day that the ground was not in use.

In addition, a further complication arose due to the site location not being able to take deliveries via an articulated lorry, so an alternative method was required.

Solutions

Initially, GCL Logistics undertook an appraisal of the project to understand what would be required.

Using this appraisal, clear deadlines were established in order to meet the specific delivery date and site restrictions.

While the goods were being prepared, GCL worked closely with their overseas partner office in Shenzhen, China, to arrange a dedicated collection slot, as well as a fixed departure date with the cargo carrier to ensure the LED solution left the factory in China on time.

To ensure the transport and delivery went smoothly once the cargo had arrived in the UK, GCL undertook direct communication with the delivery site manager at Lord’s.

Another timed slot was then booked with a specialist vehicle capable of delivering the cargo under the site’s restrictions. To help facilitate an efficient delivery, GCL also attended the site on the designated day.

At a glance

Challenges
  • The screen needed to be delivered and installed in time for the re-opening of the cricket ground.
     

  • Due to site restrictions, articulated lorries couldn't be used for delivery.

Solutions
  • An initial extensive appraisal was undertaken.
     

  • A dedicated collection slot and fixed departure was arranged with an overseas partner office in Shenzhen, China.
     

  • A specialist vehicle was booked for delivery, and GCL was on site to facilitate a smooth delivery.

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Simon Pipe - Managing Director, GCL Logistics

The Outcome

The client was extremely pleased with GCL’s service.

The cargo was delivered on time and the client was able to install the new scoreboards and meet the schedule for the re-opening of the cricket ground.

They continue to maintain the LED screens and will be installing another new screen in another stand that is being redeveloped.

We continue to work with the client and are on hand to support them with any logistical challenges they encounter.

Contact our friendly team of experts today for more information on how we can help.