We Are

Your Preferred Logistics Partner

As your preferred independent logistics partner, we provide full domestic and international transportation and optimisation, warehousing and fulfilment, customs consultancy and specialist solutions to you. Guided by our purpose to deliver sustainable supply chain solutions of tomorrow the personal way, our close-knit team of local supply chain specialists deliver sustainable growth across the globe and make complex logistics processes easy.

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Our Vision

To be the world’s preferred local logistics partner, taking a personal approach to sustainable growth.

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About Us

Founded in 2003, WBS is built on decades of experience as the leading UK and European supply chain specialist to the print and publishing industry, which has seen us develop and optimise processes and solutions to suit the demands and fast-moving pace of the biggest printers, publishers, and distributors in the sector.

Thanks to the continued growth of our team, service offering, warehousing space, and network across the globe, our client network now encompasses a wide variety of cross-sector brands that trust in our integrated approach to optimised supply chain management and sustainable growth.

How We Do Things

We deliver sustainable supply chain solutions of tomorrow the personal way. We believe in building long-lasting relationships that deliver growth and success. Our dedicated teams take great care to partner you in developing sustainable solutions that take your supply chain into the future. We believe in true collaboration, fostering trusting and open communication with our clients that allows us to build processes and solutions that suit their needs, goals, and vision for the future.

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Our Values

At WBS, we believe in consistently delivering a reliable service while building strong, long-lasting relationships that support continued progression for all.

Guided by our values and thanks to our personal approach that is at the core of our entire ecosystem, we build innovative and forward thinking solutions that support collective growth.


We create a very friendly, warm, and welcoming environment for all. We treat everyone the same, with respect and care.


We are dedicated to delivering excellence and care, whether working with each other or with our clients, partners, suppliers, and communities.


We think ahead to build solutions that make processes simple and growth easy. We embrace challenges as opportunities. We believe in collaboration being the key to success.


We stay true to ourselves. We encourage everyone’s uniqueness and empower each other to speak our truth. We won’t promise what we can’t deliver.


We are experts in our fields but know that we don’t know everything. We empower each other and our clients to learn and grow, and stay agile throughout to find solutions of tomorrow that will benefit all.


  1. WBS formed with 5 full time staff and initial book consolidation and transport services to Eastern Europe, France, and Italy, plus link services from the USA

  2. First dedicated 10,000 square feet warehouse and office location in Essex

  3. Ahead of the EU expansion in May 2004 longstanding logistics links into Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic States are formed

  4. Purchase stake in French logistics partner Groupex

  5. Move to Wickford Essex, premises, initially occupying 20,000 square feet of warehouse and office space.

  6. WBS fleet is formed

  7. Formation of Europaische Buch Logistik GmbH (EBL) joint venture with German logistics partner to facilitate export delivery of German publisher orders

  8. Launch of book consolidation services to customers in Turkey

  9. Formation of WBS Logistic in St Petersburg to facilitate fast growing book export services into the region

  10. Launch of in-house developed book consolidation and warehouse control software, utilising the latest barcode and scanning technology.

  11. Daily consolidation of express parcel services into Germany and other European countries commences

  12. Launch of dedicated USA - UK services

  13. First Amazon contract win carrying books from the USA to multiple Amazon fulfilment centres in France, Germany, and the UK.

  14. Launch of express services to Scandinavia

  15. Incorporation of EDI consignment data from publishers and book distributors into WBS operations software increasing transparency and accuracy of consignment data

  16. Acquisition Express Book Freight in the USA to further develop air and sea link services of USA books and media product to the UK

  17. Amazon contract expanded to include books and material from UK publishers and suppliers.

  18. Expansion of the Wickford location to 40,000 square feet

  19. Amazon contract grows to new fulfilment centre destinations in Poland

  20. Amazon contract grows to new fulfilment centre destinations in Czech Republic.

  21. Recruitment and resourcing of a dedicated in-house customs operations department and update of WBS software ahead of Brexit
    Accreditation as ETSF facility

  22. Development of fully resourced book fulfilment department, commencing operations for the world famous publisher TSO (The Stationery Office)

  23. Growth of warehouse facilities to 67000 square feet with the addition of more warehouse buildings.

  24. Acquisition of Swedish logistics partner WBS Nordic to secure and further develop business throughout Scandinavia

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