Continental appoints Christian Salvesen as UK distributor

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Christian Salvesen has been appointed by Continental Tyre Group Limited to provide warehousing and distribution throughout the United Kingdom.

From July this year, Christian Salvesen will manage the tyre storage, handling and distribution of Continental Tyre Group brands. The contract was put out to tender last year, and nine companies took part in the process. Christian Salvesen was successful in securing a five year contract which will be fully operational by 1st July 2006.

Christian Salvesen will move the Continental Tyre Group’s distribution from its current location in Rugby to the Tyrefort facility and will manage both contracts on a shared user basis. Steve Russell, strategic sales and marketing director at Christian Salvesen, commented: “Our ability to identify how we would improve service levels at highly competitive prices was key to these contract awards. Christian Salvesen continues to develop its partnerships within the automotive industry working with both Goodyear Dunlop and Continental”.

Christian Salvesen has also extended its logistics partnership with Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK. Christian Salvesen will take over the operation of the NDC at Tyrefort in Erdington, Birmingham, which has more than 500,000 sq ft of warehousing space and provides the capacity to store one million tyres.

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