Elite Precast link up with new logistics partner
Telford-based precast concrete products manufacturer teams up with Shropshire Express Deliveries
ONE of the UK’s leading precast concrete manufacturers has teamed up with a new logistics provider to ensure their nationwide delivery operation runs like clockwork.
Elite Precast Concrete will work with flat-bed haulage specialists Shropshire Express Deliveries in an exclusive partnership that will create a transport solution tailor-made for the precast concrete industry and underline Elite’s ethos of providing the highest levels of customer service.
Owen Batham, sales and marketing director of Elite Precast, said: ‘Our logistics operation is very important to us, so it was vital to find the right partners. We wanted to build a long-term relationship with a company we can fully rely on and, in Shropshire Express Deliveries, I’m confident we’ve found just that.
‘They will provide a really cost-effective service carried out by experienced drivers in the highest standard of delivery vehicles. But they also place great value on top-quality customer care and that’s something we’re absolutely passionate about.’
Elite also work in partnership with logistics specialists Hallett Silbermann, based in Hertfordshire. This relationship enables the company to provide deliveries that are FORS Gold, Silver and Bronze compliant and that are approved for HS2, Crossrail, CLOCS and Tideway projects in London and the South East.
Operating from two factories in Telford, Elite manufacture a vast range of semi-dry and wet-cast products for every sector of UK industry, with a portfolio that includes interlocking blocks, ballast blocks, safety/security barriers, service protection and drainage products.
The new logistics deal will also have significant implications for Shropshire Express Deliveries, according to owner/director Neil Bennett. He said: ‘The new partnership is fantastic news for the company and a big step forward for us. It’s the biggest contract we’ve won since we launched the business six years ago and it’s a real vindication of how we operate.’
The logistics company, also based in Telford, has taken on several new drivers as well as office staff as a direct result of the new partnership, and has brought in five new 44-tonne tractor units, together with trailers featuring side protection, to supplement its fleet of fully Euro 6 compliant vehicles.
The company has also installed a state-of-the-art booking and tracking system that allows it to pick up Elite orders automatically. ‘We’re very much focused on quality of service and that was crucial to Elite, who insist on putting customers first,’ said Mr Bennett.