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Penguin Random House UK

The Book Service Distribution Centre

Colchester Rd




+44 1206 256000

From our Frating site we look after customers & clients across the world with our Technology, Finance, Royalties, Customer and Credit Services teams. Most of our Frating workforce is made up of TBS (The Book Service) warehousing operations teams.

These operations are dedicated to Penguin Random House Group companies and are responsible for supplying 80 million books to over 12,000 customers from a range of 33,000 titles.



By road: From the A12 take the A120 turn off, signposted Clacton and Harwich. Leave the A120 on the A133, signposted Clacton and Weeley. At the first roundabout take the second exit, signposted A133 to Elmstead Market. TBS, on the right hand side, is approx. half a mile from the junction.

By rail: Trains depart London Liverpool Street to Colchester at frequent intervals. Journey time is approx. 55 mins. By taxi (rank outside Colchester Station) to Frating Green approx. 15 minutes.

By air: The nearest international airport is Stansted, which is approx. 45 minutes from TBS by road.