Gardiner Bros select Proteus WMS

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Proteus is pleased to announce that Gardiner Bros & Co (Leathers) Limited have chosen Proteus WMS to run their expanding warehouse distribution operation in Gloucestershire.

The company established in 1860, is one of the leading shoe distributors in the UK, and annually supply in excess of 1.5 million items globally. Gardiner’s range of products has steadily grown over the years and now incorporates not only Ladies, Men’s and Kids Footwear but also Outdoor, Workwear, Safety Footwear, Bags and other Sundries.  Their brands include Skechers, Flexx, Riva, Cat, Hunter, Dr Martens, Puma, Cotswold and GBS. 

Gardiners decided to add an additional distribution centre to complement their existing facility in Gloucestershire.  The Management Team also took the strategic decision to install a new WMS system to run both warehouse operations. 

Logistics & IT Director, Mark Holloway of Gardiners issued an ITT with LPC Consultants who assisted them in their selection process.  After a thorough look at the WMS suppliers market a decision was made to utilise Proteus WMS, a contributing factor the understanding of Gardiners needs demonstrated by Proteus, and their track record of establishing long-term relationships with their clients.

The new system is RF Directed for multiple users, will control both warehouses, and will be interfaced in to their own in house written ERP system.  This will give Gardiners a seamless IT system from point of order through the warehouse to the issuing of the invoices.

Howard Turvey MD Proteus Software said, “We are delighted to welcome Gardiner Bros as our customer and look forward to working alongside them for many years to come. It is the Proteus way to establish a partnership relationship with our customers, and means that customers’ IT systems are future proofed and their IT protected, ensuring they get value for money from their system and achieve a return on their investment in a relatively short period of time.”

For further information contact Linda Rodway on +44 (0) 121 717 7474 or email

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