Norbert Dentressangle has won a contract to manage the French supply chain flows on behalf of Tokheim UK, which supplies fuel dispensing equipment.
Dentressangle transports finished product on a pre-scheduled basis from Tokheim’s factory in Dundee, to its plant in Grentheville, France. A vehicle then collects components from Tokheim’s supplier in St Vigor de Monts, before consolidating loads at Dentressangle’s hub in Ouistreham and crossing the channel for the return journey to Scotland.
By switching from a dedicated inbound operation to a pre-defined, part-load collection from the supplier, Tokheim is benefiting from reduced inbound freight costs through optimisation of loads at the French hub, while maintaining the transit schedule.
Gordon Hume, materials manager for Tokheim UK said: “Norbert Dentressangle has provided us with a tailored solution that enables us to move finished product from our Dundee site quickly, and an on site trailer to free up factory space.”