Pre-retail logistics provider DTS Logistics has invested more than £2.5M in expanding its vehicle fleet to support new dedicated contract operations. These include two with high street retailers Woolworths and Rubicon, owner of the fashion brands Principles and Warehouse, and existing businesses.
The 50-vehicle purchase increases the DTS fleet to 130 and was split between MAN and Mercedes-Benz, reflecting DTS’ policy of dual sourcing. The Woolworths operation has a dedicated fleet of Mercedes Atego 818 7.5 tonne box vans for store delivery and Axor tractor units for overnight trunking. The Rubicon fleet uses a mix of MAN 7.5 and 15 tonne box vans for delivery to 432 UK stores with drawbar units being used for overnight trunking.
Existing DTS business has also been boosted with three new Axor tractor units and four Mercedes drawbar units. Both the MAN and Mercedes vehicles will be supported through contract maintenance provided by local dealerships close to DTS operating centres.
“This substantial investment in new equipment by DTS demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible support to our key new contracts and the organic growth of our existing customers,” comments Andrew Palmer, managing director of DTS Logistics.