Construction equipment maker JCB has extended its aftermarket contract in the UK with logistics provider Norbert Dentressangle (ND) for another three years. The multi-million pound contract involves delivery to a network for more than 100 dealers across the country.
Operating five nights a week, ND makes evening collections of stock parts and vehicle off-road (VOR) orders from JCB’s World Parts Centre in Uttoxeter. Using its dedicated fleet, the logistics provider then trunks aftersales product to its depot network across the UK. Orders are packed into pallet boxes by JCB and integrated into the shared-user network. They are then delivered on ND’s night distribution service to ensure dealers receive orders before they open at 7am the next day.
“With the upswing in the construction sector, Norbert Dentressangle has been able to use its flexible solution to effectively meet the increased demand from service dealers across the UK,” said Chris Buckler, operations director, JCB Service.
The logistics provider has invested in an aerodynamic supercube trailer with Euro 6 vehicle to manage increased outbound volumes from JCB’s parts centre.
ND has recently reported consolidated annual revenues up 15.8% to €4.67m for 2014, with logistics becoming its leading business segment. This translates as a 4.1% rise like for like according to the company. The UK is the second largest country in terms of contribution to Group revenues, accounting for 29% of total sales.