Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover has chosen Acumen Automotive Logistics to deliver Land Rover vehicles to dealerships in the southwest of England from the carmaker’s Gaydon plant in the UK Midlands.
The contract was tendered earlier this year by Ford on behalf of JLR because Ford retains outbound logistics contracts for the division until the end of 2012 as part of the conditions of its sale of JLR to Tata in 2008. Acumen’s contract for distribution also therefore runs up until the end of 2012.
Sales of Land Rover vehicles in the UK, the brand’s biggest market, are showing growth with sales in March up 67% on the same month last year to more than 11,300 vehicles.
Acumen has been steadily building its offering for the automotive industry since it entered the market a decade ago.
UK finished vehicle carrier Autologic retains the majority of Land Rover’s domestic delivery contracts.