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Telford-based Elite Precast Concrete has agreed a new logistics partnership with flatbed haulage specialist Shropshire Express Deliveries.

Express, which is also based in Telford, revealed it has taken on new drivers as well as office staff as a direct result of the deal.

It has also brought in five new 44-tonne tractor units together with trailers to supplement its fleet of Euro-6 vehicles and installed a new booking and tracking system.

Owen Batham (pictured), sales and marketing director of Elite Precast, said: “Our logistics operation is very important to us, so it was vital to find the right partners.

“We wanted to build a long-term relationship with a company we can fully rely on and, in Shropshire Express Deliveries, I’m confident we’ve found just that.

“They’ll provide a really cost-effective service carried out by experienced drivers in the highest standard of delivery vehicles.

“But they also place great value on top-quality customer care and that’s something we’re absolutely passionate about.”

Added Neil Bennett, owner and director of Shropshire Express Deliveries: “The new partnership is fantastic news for the company and a big step forward for us.

“It’s the biggest contract we’ve won since we launched the business six years ago and it’s a real vindication of how we operate."

Elite Precast Concrete also works in partnership with logistics specialists Hallett Silbermann, based in Hertfordshire.

The relationship enables the company to provide deliveries that are FORS Gold, Silver and Bronze compliant and that are approved for HS2, Crossrail, CLOCS and Tideway projects in London and the south east.