Flex­i­bil­ity, de­tail and speed helps firm se­cure £30m of con­tracts

Gloucestershire Echo - - BUSINESS - By PHILLIP THOMP­SON

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.”

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