CM Downton has won a £15m contract from Bibby Distribution, transporting goods for insulation manufacturer Isover UK. The five-year deal with the Saint Gobain-owned company will see Downton store and transport goods from Isover’s Runcorn factroy, just 400m away from Downton’s own site. Management, transport and warehouse staff from Bibby, six in total, have been transferred to CM Downton and the operator took full control of the operation in May this year. It also took ownership of 20 Isover-branded trailers. […]
CM Downton has become a part of Nestlé’s UK haulier network after signing a new contract with the food and confectionary giant.
A harsh economic climate, growing costs and rising customer resistance to rates increases all left Gloucestershire-based haulier CM Downton struggling to raise its profit level significantly, despite a 13.8% increase in turnover in the year to the end of June 2012.
Bibby Distribution has moved into chilled and frozen logistics after securing a three-year contract with supermarket discounter Netto.