UK-based transport and logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has leased a new, larger operating centre near Coventry and moved its finished vehicle operations there to accommodate business growth driven by new contracts.

According to the company the new site covers more than five hectares compared to the previous site, which covered two. The increased capacity will accommodate Acumen’s expanding fleet of finished vehicle tractors and trailers purchased for new contracts won with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), as well as the recently acquired enclosed transporter fleet from Enable.

Acumen recently invested £3.6m ($6m) in 20 new truck and trailer units to support an extended contract with Jaguar Land Rover in the UK.
The contract will see vehicles picked up from the carmaker’s plants in the UK Midlands to dealers in the south of the UK, as well as for delivery to ports of export. The contracts will mean the annual movement of 100,000 vehicles (read more here).

The new facility is located in Baginton, in the UK Midlands, between the MI and M40 motorways and next to Coventry airport.

"The move to the new operating centre offers a tremendous opportunity enabling us to further grow and expand our customer base,” said Acumen Automotive Logistics’ director, Peter Raybould. “Business is improving and we have a number of new opportunities in the pipeline. Just as exciting is the improved capability the new site gives us to ensure we continue delivering the high levels of service our customers demand.”