Betonson, the Benelux prefab-concrete supplier, has outsourced its entire production site logistics operations to TDG Son in a deal worth £26m.
TDG Son will operate Betonson’s inbound logistics, pre-loading of trailers and all the outbound logistics including project planning, orders, customer service issues. It expects to handle more than 30,000 outbound truckloads a year.
Roel van Eert, logistics manager of Betonson, said: “As our market has become more complex, we have been forced to look for additional efficiencies in our supply chain without losing our logistics performance.”
One of the particular challenges of the prefab concrete business is that the products tend to be exceptionally large and heavy, and are individually made to a customer’s specification.
TDG Son specialises in transporting these loads, typically up to 60m long and over 100 tonnes in weight, and has now developed a new logistics concept within the prefab-concrete business.
It has invented a 13,600 mm swap-body which can be used throughout the whole supply chain, from the production line through to deliveries to Betonson’s customers.
This concept makes just-in-time deliveries possible.