Specialist 3PL operator Europa Warehouse and its transport team in Dartford jumped into action last weekend to assist with the delivery of urgently needed medical beds.
Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator with six divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Showfreight, Europa Warehouse, Europa Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers.
Europa’s client Accora UK Ltd received a call at 8pm on Friday evening from the NHS requiring specialist beds urgently for one of the new NHS Nightingale coronavirus hospitals, created at ExCel in East London.
Accora is a leading manufacturer of assistive care equipment and has been a client of Europa Warehouse since 2015. It supplies customers ranging from large public-sector organisations to small and medium businesses across the globe.
London’s ExCel conference centre is becoming an emergency hospital treating coronavirus patients with 500 beds initially made available at what will be the first of several crisis facilities dotted around the UK.
Working through the night Europa’s team of 10 worked closely with Accora to pick and despatch 300 specialist beds Luis Ribeiro, Logistics Warehouse Manager for Europa in Dartford led the team of MHE drivers working closely with Malcolm Castle, General Manager – Domestic Transport who brought in a team of four drivers to deliver the beds to ExCel.
Europa Warehouse Director Maria Torrent-March commented: “I’m so proud of our team who came together and worked hard over the weekend to support Accora to meet their client’s deadline.
“We’re not directly on the frontline but this shows how the logistics sector is vital and can do our bit to support the NHS at such a hugely challenging time.”
Accora Ltd’s Operations Director Tim Drake added “It’s at times like this when the power of working as a team really comes to life. You truly appreciate how much you depend on each other to make things happen and the shared energy and drive has been inspirational.”