Tuesday 19th Feb 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Toyota Materials Handling reviews transport strategy

Davies & Robson has carried out a transport strategy review and tender process for Toyota Material Handling UK.

A central transport hub has been established and the number of night trunks has been increased in order to support the planned growth of the business by offering customers a more efficient, technically innovative and cost effective service.

Alongside this process, Davies & Robson also prepared and ran an invitation to tender for the transport contract, which led to the appointment of Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK.

Davies & Robson was originally appointed by BT Rolatruc, which merged with Toyota Industrial Equipment in 2007 before forming TMHUK.

Following the merger Davies & Robson’s brief was extended to include the retendering of the transport contract to serve the wider organisation and to identify and achieve cost and service benefits.

Steve Hodkinson, deputy managing director of TMHUK (pictured), said: “With the growth planned for TMHUK it was vital to ensure we had a transport partner which understood our business and which could work with is to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction within a cost-effective solution.

“Davies & Robson’s contribution throughout the whole process, from creation of the ITT to final selection of the logistics partner, was very professional and added value at each stage.”