CM Downton has signed an £8m deal to renew its distribution contract with Prinovis for another five years. Under the partnership, which began in 2010, CM Downton will continue to distribute Prinovis’ printed materials direct from its Speke plant to customers across the UK. As part of the deal Downton will base staff on site to liaise with the plant’s production and warehouse teams and plan loads. The Gloucestershire-headquartered firm will also maintain eight vehicles at Prinovis’ site to fulfil […]
CM Downton has won a £15m contract from Bibby Distribution, transporting goods for insulation manufacturer Isover UK.
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.
The boss of CM Downton has said customers need to be realistic about haulage rates as the economic recovery begins to lay bare capacity issues within road transport.