News distribution specialist CM Downton has secured its first contract with Connect Group’s Smiths News. Smiths News, sister company to Tuffnells Parcel Express, has a 55% market share of the news distribution industry. Downton’s contract with the group will see the operator perform multiple daily trunks of magazines between a Smiths News magazine hub in Hemel Hempstead and depots in Stevenage and Hornsey. Downton said its experience in the print sector helped it secure the deal in a competitive tender. […]
CM Downton has scored a hat-trick of renewals worth £3.5m a year, with three paper and packaging industry clients.
Connect Group has continued to enjoy growth in the first half of its trading year driven by its acquisition of Tuffnells Parcel Express in 2014.
Palletline has completed its new-look management team with the appointment of an operations director.