Global Solutions for Clothing
Global Solutions for Clothing (GSC) is a UK based family owned and operated company founded in 1951. Their brand Pretend to Bee specializes in the supply of Children’s Role Play Dress-Up toys and accessories for the Education market as well as Visitor Attraction and promotional markets across Europe.
GSC has been delivering their products to European clients without problems for decades. Unfortunately, due to Brexit, their supply chain was disrupted. As with many UK companies, GSC’s existing UK based logistical partners were unable to provide a reliable service. Their usual fast delivery service was severely disrupted for the first quarter of 2021, and GSC’s started identifying a partner that could supply their clients based in the European Union.
GSC’s was introduced to the Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC) via their current member Alura Group, who they partnered with for Authorised Representative. HIDC was asked to provide supply chain advice and assistance in restructuring the supply chain for the post Brexit situation. The goal was to re-establish a dependable supply chain for deliveries to customers based in the European Union and also identify a partner to provide a Fiscal Representation solution.
In Q422, GSC and HIDC began discussing the supply chain issues that needed to be solved. Based on this information, combined with HIDC’s experience dealing with many UK companies facing Brexit supply chain challenges we quickly established the best solution for GSC.
Based on the requirements from GSC, HIDC suggested 3 potential logistics partners and a potential fiscal representative to solve logistics and VAT related matters. After discussions and close examination of the logistics service providers, GSC chose MIDL Logistics as their European logistics partner.
I cannot thank Sjaak at HIDC enough for the help that he provided with getting our supply chain up and running again across the European Union. After an initial introduction and conversation, he quickly identified a number of potential logistical service providers resulting in us partnering with the MIDL.
He has continued to provide us with impartial advice and given me introductions to a number of other companies within their network to assist with other areas of our business in the Netherlands. We are really excited to start our journey!
February 16th 2023