Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Quantum leaps into motor market

John Merry, former chief executive of AutoLogic, has launched Quantum Automotive with the promise of a fresh alternative in the finished vehicle logistics market.

Merry is chairman of the new company and he is joined by managing director Steve Berry, technical services director Tim Harms, and distribution director Dave Bowes.

Quantum says it has developed a scaleable business model that makes 90 per cent of its cost base flexible. “As a consequence customers obtain a strategic advantage over their competitors by paying genuinely lower prices without loss of service or supplier expertise.”

Quantum’s first phase transporter fleet includes six Volvo FM12 car transporters with Transporter Engineering 11 car equipment. The fleet is already moving vehicles for customers such as Gefco, Jaguar Land Rover, and Ambrosetti UK.

It plans to extend the fleet in support of new business with other blue chip customers, who are joining the company due to its innovative approach to business.

Steve Berry said: “In creating Quantum we have taken a totally fresh approach to service and we have not been constrained by any existing legacy issues.”