A great British company, proud to have achieved 100 years in business, Barrus is one of the UK’s leading importers and distributors of engines, engine powered equipment, garden products and accessories. A specialist design and engineering capability have earned the company worldwide recognition in custom-engine build. Operating across four diverse market sectors Marine, Garden, Industrial and Vehicle, the company’s approach has been and continues to be to source, develop and build a portfolio of innovative, premium brands to service the needs of its customers.
Today Barrus represents over 40 market-leading brands including Mariner and Mercury outboard engines, Quicksilver leisure and fishing boats and Wilkinson Sword garden tools. These brands, together with the broadest range of spare parts, are shipped to customers from its two warehouse locations in Oxfordshire.
Better use of available warehouse space
“Adding the Indigo WMS software means we have the ability to efficiently track the movement of goods throughout the business, so helping us make better use of available space in the warehouse, process stock and sales orders more quickly and generally prepare ourselves for further growth in shipping volumes in the future.”
Keryn Clarke, Director of Operations, Barrus
Improving warehouse efficiencies
Barrus invested in the Indigo WMS warehouse management software to automate its previously paper-based warehouse processes. The sheer diversity of Barrus’ business interests means the warehouse is equally busy whatever the time of year and finding ways to improve efficiencies is a key part of the company’s growth strategy.
Indigo WMS automates warehouse operations in support of Barrus’ continuing business expansion
Implementing Indigo WMS provides Barrus with fully real-time and automated goods fulfilment, location control systems, structured stock replenishment and perpetual inventory counting.read the Barrus Indigo WMS press release