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Norbert Dentressangle (ND) says it has invested more than £1m in a new shared-user site at Rugby, to serve as an NDC for Continental Tyre Group.

The new 212,000ft² facility, located in Prologis Central Park just off J1 of the M6, will also  store products from fellow ND customer Bridgestone UK, which currently occupies around 60% of the available capacity.

ND has worked with Continental since 2006 and handles storage and distribution of tyres to retailers and fitters throughout the UK.

The move to the new site, previously operated from a facility in Birmingham, will also see ND investing in 50new vehicles, comprising of 18-tonne rigids, 7.5-tonne rigids and long-wheelbase (LWB) vans, in addition to the existing fleet of 35 articulated vehicles for trunking, cross-dock and bulk deliveries.

ND says the Rugby NDC will be fitted with Continental’s new in-house warehouse management system, which has been interfaced with ND’s own SHARP3 transport planning system, providing real-time visibility and control throughout the supply chain.