Hydes Brewery of Manchester has chosen Ryder to handle its £1.8m fleet management contract.
The five-year deal includes the supply and maintenance of drays. Ryder will replace Hydes’ existing fleet with new vehicles.
Paul Jefferies, Hydes’ production and distribution director, said Ryder undertook a transport audit and introduced custom designed vehicles which enabled Hydes to reduce its fleet size by 50 per cent and increase productivity.
Previously Hydes was with another vehicle supplier. A spokesperson for Ryder said “Basically, they were just bog-standard vehicles, they weren’t custom designed and in essence they were fairly inefficient.”