Clugston Distribution, the logistics arm of the Clugston Group of companies, is pleased to announce it has invested a further £500,000 in new vehicles. Despite the continuing recession, the company has now invested over £2million in less than 18 months and created a total of 25 new jobs.
Four of the additional new vehicle combinations will be a part of Clugston’s growing strategic partnership with company InterBulk, which now sees Clugston procuring specialist trailers designed to an Interbulk specification as well as Renault premium tractors with integral discharge equipment. A total of ten vehicles are now deployed on a daily basis as part of the partnership.
All the new vehicles are dressed in InterBulk livery and scheduled by InterBulk’s operations team in Hull. Clugston drivers are also trained by InterBulk’s training and engineering team on the product and customer specific requirements of each job. The four new vehicle combinations – already on fleet – are working from the Humber and Tees ports.
During 2012 Clugston successfully deployed the first two contracted 30 foot tipping frame trailers for InterBulk built by Martans. These trailers are designed to carry and discharge bulk powders from 30 foot intermodal containers. The four additional combinations build further on the success of this discharge technology.
Mr. David Heath, head of logistics at Clugston Distribution commented on the investment and the InterBulk relationship saying: “Our working partnership is based on a long term commitment, where both companies have a joint ethos of delivering quality through the supply chain. We are also currently exploring opportunities to strategically grow the partnership in 2014.”
Mr. Rob Thompson procurement manager from InterBulk said: “The relationship and combined experience of our staff in the bulk logistics and transport sector, is seen as an important alliance, which it is hoped can bring mutual benefit to both our companies, and of course ultimately the best service to our customers and the markets in which we operate. The partnership is an opportunity to develop best quality, practice and innovation, with cooperative expansion already being planned for the short medium and long term.”
About Clugston Distribution Services:
Clugston Distribution Services offers both total and partial supply chain solutions, including specialist distribution, storage and inventory management for general haulage, cementitious powder and bulk food ingredients. Based near the Humber, and close to the motorway network, the company is able to offer a full or part load delivery service within 24 hours to all destinations on the United Kingdom mainland. For further information about Clugston Distribution Services visit www.clugston.co.uk.