Flexibility, detail and speed helps firm secure £30m of contracts
AGLOUCESTERSHIRE-BASED haulier are celebrating the signing of business contracts worth £30million annually.
CM Downton, which is part of UK logistics giants EV Cargo, has won new business from leading spring water producer Highland Spring and Mirius, a provider of global hygiene solutions.
The firm, situated on Bristol Road in Gloucester, recently announced a £5m fleet investment.
Managing director Duncan Eyre said: “The new business wins are proof of our agility to quickly respond to commercial opportunities.”
The firm also secured a number of contract extensions and renewals with long-standing clients including UPM, Rockwool and Hydro.
Mr Eyre added: “Downton has a strong reputation in the industry for delivering the goods in a straightforward, no-fuss manner.
“These contract extensions demonstrate our ability to consistently build long-term relationships by providing services of the highest quality, and our focus on continual improvement to offer the latest innovative solutions through EV Cargo.”
Downton said they were able to ‘quickly and efficiently’ supply High
land Spring and Marius through its national network after requiring a national distribution solution at short notice.
Highland Spring logistics manager, Chris Mcgirr, said: “Highland Spring recently reviewed its transport operations in the Midlands and selected Downton as the preferred partner due to the swift, detailed responses and flexibility their operation can provide for a fast moving and relatively volatile demand-driven product like water.
“Progress to date for the transition has been excellent and look forward to growing the operation with Downton in the coming months.”
Rockwool supply chain manager, Fiona Houston, added: “Rockwool has been working closely with Downton for a number of years because they provide an excellent service.
“We have worked collaboratively to continuously improve our logistics offering, particularly to smaller sites, and add-on solutions via integrated systems.”