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 deliveries, with additional capacity provided by CM Downton’s national fleet of 600 tractor units and 1,800 trailers.

CM Downton business development head David Hutchings, said: “This contract extension is testimony to the excellent service and strong relationship that we have built with Prinovis UK over the past eight years.

"Our on-site team goes that extra mile and provides the close support that makes a real difference to the day-to-day operation.

“Overall the contract is another example of how we configure and deliver highly effective integrated solutions for our clients across the UK print, publishing and paper industry.”

Last month CM Downton sealed a deal with soundproofing manufacturer Rockfon to supply it with warehousing and distribution.