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Eddie Stobart has spoken of its delight in being involved in the start of a new five-year distribution model with Tarmac, which has commenced this month.

The change, revealed by MT in July, has seen a regional distribution model introduced across Tarmac’s cement and lime division.

It comes after more than six years operating a national distribution model handled by the construction material supplier’s own fleet, with support from Wincanton, Proctors Transport and Lomas Distribution.

Partners servicing the regional format comprise: Abbey Logistics (bulk cement - Scotland); Pollocks (packed cement - Scotland & North); Lomas Distribution (bulk and packed cement - central); Wincanton (bulk and packed cement - South West); Eddie Stobart (bulk and packed cement - South East); and Proctors Transport (packed cement - Barnstone plant).

Tony Leighton, sector director at Eddie Stobart, said: “We’re delighted to support Tarmac in its efforts to restructure its distribution and supply chain model to offer a flexible service for customers.

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“We’re proud to be selected as a trusted partner through this process and the contract further underlines our commitment and experience in the manufacturing, industrial and bulk sector.”

Terry Scott, national logistics manager at Tarmac, said: "Our supply chain and logistics operations are crucial to maintaining Tarmac cement and lime’s position as the UK’s market leader.

“Our new regional model and strengthened network capability means we’re able to offer a better, more flexible service to meet customer requirements and we’re delighted to be working with Eddie Stobart and our other regional distribution partners going forwards.”