Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Multi-user switch improves delivery times

Kitchen sink manufacturer Carron Phoenix has opted to use a multi-user distribution system rather than the traditional dedicated option because it will improve delivery times to customers. As a result, the company has awarded a £600,000 contract to Christian Salvesen.

The deal entails Salvesen distributing up to 30,000 pallets per year of Carron Phoenix’ granite, ceramic and stainless steel kitchen sinks from its plant in Falkirk, Scotland to stockists throughout the UK. Using Salvesen’s shared-user network of 13 depots, it replaces weekly deliveries on dedicated vehicles. The contract is supported by Salvesen’s SHARPNet track and trace, making it possible for Carron Phoenix and its customers to see how deliveries are progressing online.

John MacDougall, operations manager at Carron Phoenix, says: “Christian Salvesen offered Carron Phoenix the best fit solution for its business needs now and going forwards. In Christian Salvesen, we have confidence in a longstanding relationship which will work to the benefit of Christian Salvesen and Carron Phoenix.”