The purchase of Bibby Distribution by Menzies Distribution in December last year is already paying dividends after the new addition - now named Menzies Distribution Solutions - landed a five-year extension to its contract with Ultraframe.

The new agreement will see Menzies Distribution Solutions (MDS) expand factory-to-warehouse shunting, outbound distribution of finished goods and collection of stillages, using the logistics group’s bases in Glasgow, Biggleswade and Avonmouth.

Menzies has 31 employees onsite at Ultraframe’s base in Clitheroe, Lancashire as well as a fleet of 60 trucks and trailers which are working on the contract.

Ultraframe and the former Bibby Distribution first started working together in 2005. Last year the haulage firm achieved delivery performance of 99.2% for Ultraframe, against a target of 98.5%.

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Mark Davies, MDS business unit director for full load transport, said: “We’re delighted that continuous improvement in our service has delivered a significant contract extension with a valued partner.

“This new agreement will be supported by further investment from MDS in its fleet for Ultraframe and we look forward to helping the company to further success in a very exciting market.”

Gerald Ferguson, Ultraframe’s supply chain head, said added: “Our working relationship with MDS is now in its sixteenth year. Our companies are growing together in partnership and the service we receive consistently exceeds performance targets. This is, ultimately, a great result for our customers.

“Ultraframe has ambitious plans and we’ve invested heavily in our business against a background of strong prospects for the home improvement sector. We’re very pleased to have MDS alongside on the next phase of our growth journey.”