Harvey & Brockless is a successful nationwide distributor of cheese, dairy and speciality foods. Founded in 1979, the London-based company now has an annual turnover of £70 million and employs 297 staff – a far cry from its days as a three-person, single-van operation.
Harvey & Brockless’ customers across the UK foodservice and retail industries include hotels, restaurants, the travel industry, food manufacturers, sandwich producers, contract and event caterers, wholesalers and exporters. They are served via the company’s three main distribution centres in London, Worcester and Manchester. Harvey & Brockless has achieved the higher level in CMI Wholesaling, Storage and Distribution standards.
Although the backbone of the existing distribution system was computerised, the front-end – pre-invoiced orders and van sales transactions – was largely manual and prone to errors which could cause significant payment delays.
The company chose EDG’s platform because of its flexibility. The system could easily be modified to suit Harvey & Brockless’ business rules, document presentation needs and complex pricing and discount structures that are applied to specific customers or customer groups, based on date ranges.