Customs Bonded Warehousing

Bowker’s customs bonded warehouses, approved by HM Revenue & Customs, allow us to store imported goods whilst deferring the charges of Duty and VAT until the goods are required.

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HMRC Approved Bonded Warehousing

Storing ‘under bond’ at our bonded warehouses can considerably improve cash flow for businesses importing goods from outside the UK. Our customs bonded warehouse operations have direct links to HMRC with our state-of-the-art warehouse management system supporting them, which provide full stock visibility, including goods under bond and in free circulation.

At W.H. Bowker, we have over 1.5 million ft² of warehousing throughout the UK. Services include bonded warehousing, fulfilment services, e-commerce logistics, sampling and added value services.

Fully equipped racking and handling equipment

Fully equipped racking and handling equipment

Each of our seven distribution centres are fully equipped with the latest racking and handling equipment. Sites are managed by teams of experts, supported by industry-leading technology meaning you can store and distribute your goods in our custom bonded warehouses with confidence.

Types of commodities Bowker can store under dry 'bond':

  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Drink
  • Packaging
  • E-Commerce
  • FMCGs
  • Raw materials
International haulage since 1961

International haulage since 1961

Bowker led the way into Europe in 1961 and remain a major provider of international transport services carrying a wide range of goods to and from most destinations in Europe.

Primarily shipping using Northern ports, Bowker are ideally positioned for Belgium, Netherlands, German and Italian imports/exports.

Recently crowned the Northern European Haulier of the Year, Bowker continue to be one of the UK's leading European carriers offering a fast, efficient service to all destinations.

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Our Values

Our Values

Effective working in partnerships with its colleagues, customers and suppliers have been Bowker’s fundamental building blocks and these principles have remained unaltered since 1919.

Preston Distribution Centre

01772 628800

Holme Road
Bamber Bridge

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Droitwich Distribution Centre

01299 851441

Site 7 Kidderminster Road

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Hull Distribution Centre

01482 706557

Littlefair Road

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