Bibby Distribution has won a major logistics deal with Nampak Plastics Europe.

The contract will see Bibby transport HDPE packaging from Nampak’s Newport Pagnell headquarters to its plants and dairy customers across the UK.

It will also oversee the Nampak’s subcontracted deliveries in Ireland and the Netherlands.

As part of the deal Bibby will invest £5m in fleet and technology improvements over the next year to create operational efficiencies. This will include the addition of new Euro-6 tractor units to boost fuel efficiency as well as 100 high-cube trailers to maximise the available payload volume.

Bibby will also provide a full-fleet telematics system and introduce an electronic proof-of-delivery management system.

Nampak Plastics said it had chosen Bibby Distribution for its ability to add value and reduce carbon emissions through its national network.

Nampak Plastics Europe MD Arnold Mitterer said: “Our challenge is that we produce a low-cost, light-weight product which is high volume, and that comes with a relatively significant transport cost.

"They have a huge national network that’s extremely flexible which provides us with a value-add solution. This improves our overall efficiency in our transport network.”