HMT Shipping Sally Salon

Palletline member HMT Groupage has put two curtainsiders from Dennison Trailers into service featuring livery promoting its customer Sally Salon.

HMT Groupage and Sally Salon, part of Sally Europe, have worked together since 2013.

Initially HMT Groupage ensured the client’s 275-strong Sally Stores business, which supplies a range of hair and grooming products to the beauty trade, remained stocked.

However Mark Gallagher, general manager UK & Ireland at HMT Groupage, said the relationship had developed as Sally Europe has grown and diversified.

The firm now provides the transport for exhibitions, supports new store openings and provides its customer, which is signed a two-year contract renewal with in 2017, with reverse logistics services.

It also involved with Sally Europe’s ecommerce business, which delivers a range of items – some requiring two-man delivery - to independent salons, spas, health clubs and residential properties.

It also has a full-time member of staff based at Sally Europe’s NDC at Walker Park, Lancashire, as contracts manager.

“The customer livery is the first time we’ve dipped a toe in the water in regards the pallet side of the business,” said Gallagher. ”But I’ll be looking at featuring something similar on some 18-tonne rigids from DAF later this year.”