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London, UK, June 16, 2014 – Sony DADC is delighted to announce a significant contract win in the UK providing industry leading supply chain services from its state-of-the-art Enfield Distribution Centre to Universal Music UK.
The multi-year agreement, which goes live in 2015, will see Universal Music UK leverage the innovative supply chain services from Sony DADC’s UK Distribution Centre at Enfield including physical Pick-Pack-Ship for disc and non disc B2B solutions across the UK and Ireland.
Universal Music is the UK’s leading music company and home to artists from across the musical spectrum signed to its labels, which include Capitol Records, Decca, Island Records, Polydor and Virgin EMI.
“Sony DADC has best-in-class infrastructure in the UK which we will take full advantage of to continue to provide the highest quality of service to our customers,” said David Sharpe, COO, Universal Music UK.
The excellence of Sony DADC UK was recognised earlier this year by the Institute of Credit Management which awarded the team with the ‘Best Use of Credit Technology’ award. In addition, the UK Distribution team based in Enfield won the European Supply Chain Award ‘Team of the Year 2013’.
“It is fantastic to have won this contract with such a prestigious recording company and we look forward to a successful partnership with them,” said Natasha Tyrrell, General Manager Distribution, Sony DADC. “Our facilities in the UK are second to none and are being recognised as such by the world’s premier entertainment companies. Utilising the best internal and external solutions available we guarantee a comprehensive, high quality solution to support the future of both packaged and digital media.”
About Universal Music UK
Universal Music UK is a division of Universal Music Group, the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s premier music publishing operations worldwide. Universal Music Group’s labels include A&M Records, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company. Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.
About Sony DADC
Sony DADC is a leading disc and digital service provider for the entertainment, education, and information industries, offering world-class digital and physical supply chain solutions, software services, and optical media replication services. The company’s network consists of service offices, optical media production, distribution and digital facilities in 19 countries worldwide. Sony DADC’s UK supply chain management facilities are unrivalled and include the advanced Distribution Centre in Enfield, a high-tech digital media hub at Rathbone Place, Central London and one of three European production facilities, located in West Sussex.