TDG in construction deal

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TDG has joined forces with construction logistics provider Wilson James to help improve efficiencies within the UK construction industry, with estimated savings of more than £250 million.

The aim of the partnership is to bridge the knowledge gap by combining TDG’s fourth party logistics capability with Wilson James’ experience in construction centres and site logistics.

“Our experience is in supporting construction in demanding operational environments such as central London,  says Gary Sullivan, managing director of Wilson James.

“We’ve proved that by smoothing the flow of materials over the last few miles to the work-face, we reduce project costs, risk and congestion.  This also improves the carbon footprint of a project. Through TDG, we now have an opportunity to apply the same rigour to the rest of the supply chain.”

Mike Branigan, chief executive of TDG, added: “Our centralised system creates a live window on logistics throughout the UK.  We currently use the information and tools to ensure optimum transport plans are created to reduce cost, improve service and give considerable environmental benefits.

“Working with Wilson James will allow TDG to expand this solution to more suppliers and determine the optimum method to deliver either direct into construction sites or through a consolidation centre.”

TDG already works with more than two hundred hauliers on behalf of Corus and Aggregate Industries, while Wilson James has worked on construction logistics projects such as Heathrow Terminal 5 and Bart’s Hospital.

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