P&O Ferrymasters Wins Distribution Contract

P&O Ferrymasters Wins Distribution Contract

A distribution contract worth up to €115 million has been won by P&O Ferrymasters to deliver all the logistics requirements for Kingspan Insulated Panels, the manufacturer of innovative building products, over five years.

The agreement – which will run for a minimum three years with the option of a two year extension – is expected to comprise 28,000 loads per annum and will cover the distribution of Kingspan products to the entire British market. It builds on the existing more than 25-year relationship between the two businesses.

“The contract extension comes with the confidence that P&O Ferrymasters understands our business and can provide a very high level of service. They have the flexible and dynamic solution approach we require in our increasingly more challenging industry and have adapted to meet and support our business needs,” said Martin Graham, Divisional Transport and CIM Improvement Manager at Kingspan Insulated Panels.

In addition, P&O Ferrymasters will be responsible for onsite logistics management at Kingspan’s three manufacturing centres based in Walsall, Holywell and Malton respectively.

“We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Kingspan Insulated Panels, a company that shares our commitment to innovation, environmental sustainability and customer service. The world is getting more complex and we are at our best when we solve the most difficult logistical challenges for our customers,” said Mark Mulder, Contract Logistics Director at P&O Ferrymasters.

“One of our great competitive advantages is that we have our own platform for the exclusive benefit of our customers, enabling them to track every shipment from collection to delivery point. And our Freight Manager Transport Management System delivers world beating transparency, giving unprecedented levels of real-time visibility through the supply chain, allowing us to optimise resource utilisation and improve efficiency,” Mark added.

The news builds on a steady period of growth for P&O Ferrymasters, which has this summer announced the expansion of its logistics network into Turkey and increased capacity on its Poznan-Rotterdam train.


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