Paper and packaging company Saica has awarded C M Downton a £2million contract to handle the distribution operation for its Thatcham packaging plant.
Downton is already a logistics partner of the Spanish based company – it has an existing £3million a year contract handling its inbound raw materials and finished goods for its Manchester-based paper mill.
In the new contract, which runs for an initial 12 month term with the option of extension, Downton will be handling 30-35 loads per day and distribution across the UK.
“Saica is now one of our top ten customers and we are pleased to be extending our partnership with them,” said Andy Downton, managing director of Downton. “Our existing contract with Saica Paper and the strength of our network along the M4 corridor makes Downton the ideal logistics partner for Saica Pack’s operation in Thatcham – we hope this is the start of a long and successful relationship with this division of the business.”