Knowles Transport has marked its first move into temperature-controlled logistics by striking a deal to oversee Kinnerton Confectionery’s warehousing and distribution.

The agreement means the Cambridge-based haulier will also be responsible for all of the chocolate manufacturer’s stock-keeping units (SKUs) when the contract goes live in September.

Knowles MD, Alex Knowles, said: “We are constantly looking for new and exciting opportunities in order to diversify our offering and our movement into the temperature controlled sector is an example of the forward thinking and confident approach we are firmly taking at Knowles.”

The haulier said it had also recently secured an extension on its contract with Humdinger Foods.