Palletways member Walkers Transport has secured a three-year £20m transport and logistics contract with sealant, adhesive and building chemical supplier Sika Everbuild.

Under the terms of the new contract, Walkers becomes Everbuild’s principal transport and logistic partner, responsible for inbound and outbound logistics and the provision of all transport throughout the UK and Europe.

Walkers Transport said that although the two Leeds-based companies have partnered for over a decade, the new deal represents a “significant growth opportunity” for both businesses.

Group MD Jason Scott added: “We are delighted to be able to further cement our relationship with Everbuild. To have them show their faith in us by awarding such a huge contract is testament to our can-do philosophy, which sees us going above and beyond to always deliver quality centric service from all teams across the group.”

Everbuild will be the first customer to utilise Walkers' new Insight Portal - a recent major technological investment that the company says is an industry first.

“The Insight Portal is fully customisable to customer requirements and allows seamless integration with third party suppliers. Everbuild will benefit from the reduction in time to service customers and create value for the business as all consignment data can be managed in one place,” Scott said.

Andy Butler, lead buyer at Sika Everbuild, commented: “A business is only as strong as its partners, and in Walkers Transport we have a partner we know adds to the strength of our business. I look forward to working with Jason and his team for many years to come.”

Founded in 1979, Walkers Transport operates from depots in Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands, delivering 1.2 million pallets in 2020. It is predicting growth to 1.5 million pallets this year.

The company also operates the Palletways Northern Hub from its Leeds facility.