Brexit, you would be forgiven if this had slipped to the back of your mind with everything that’s happened in 2020, however it’s coming. January 1st, 2021 marks the day that new rules start when importing goods from Europe into the UK. With this in mind Kuda, with the support of our European partners, have made a significant investment in stock, to ensure minimal interruption to our customers.
There have been many different reports of thousands of HGV’s in queues when new Brexit rules come into place, whilst nobody truly knows what will happen as yet on January 1st, one thing is fairly certain, there will be delays in the movement of goods initially across our borders. This delay in the supply of HGV parts and accessories, as well as any additional duties (to still be confirmed) could potentially have a direct impact on the industry responsible for moving all of our goods through the UK, transportation.
At Kuda, we pride ourselves on the close working relationships we have with all of our suppliers. Our key partners in Europe (where many of the world’s leading truck accessories originate from) have worked closely with us to create additional stock for us, and, in conjunction with our carriers, managed to ensure that a significant stock investment has been made by Kuda which will be safe and securely in our warehouses before December 31st, 2020. By having this stock readily available we are certain that for the first quarter of 2021 we will be able to supply our most popular European sourced parts with almost no delay to the end user.
Tim Vincent, Commercial Director at Kuda commented “This investment in stock is something which we have been planning to do for some time to ensure we have as much as we possibly can available for our customers. Nobody has a crystal ball with regards to Brexit delays, however we feel like the preparations we have made as a business will put us in the best position to “ride the storm” for the first quarter of next year and keep supplying our customers in the process. On behalf of Kuda I would like to thank our suppliers who have supported us in making this happen and ensuring the goods are here on time”.
2021 not only marks the new rules for Brexit, however also Kuda UK’s 30th Birthday!
We will be announcing further celebrations during 2021, however we would like to thank all of our customers, colleagues and suppliers, both past and present that have supported us since our birth in 1991.
We look forward to working with you in our 30th year and also the next 30!