EcoTherm Insulation (UK) has chosen DHL Exel Supply Chain to provide dedicated distribution services in a five-year deal worth £10 million.
Under the agreement DHL will introduce and manage the entire distribution requirement for the company, which makes rigid thermal insulation boards, delivering product to merchants and distributors across the UK.
David Marsh, operations director at EcoTherm said: “Our business has grown substantially over the past few years and we recognised that quick and convenient deliveries were fundamental to our customers.”
As part of the contract, DHL will introduce a core fleet of EcoTherm liveried vehicles and plans to develop agreements with hauliers to provide additional capacity to handle peaks in demand.
The company hope this co-ordinated approach, which includes finished goods distribution, supplier collections and the use of ‘high-cube’ trailers to accommodate larger customer orders, will enhance lead times.
Marsh added that partnering with DHL will help the company to drive down costs and inefficiencies as well carbon emissions.