Howdens expands delivery fleet

Howdens and Yusen Logistics UK have extended their partnership with a new fleet of dedicated vehicles.

The logistics company supports the kitchen manufacturer from warehousing and distribution throughout the supply chain. Key areas of Yusen Logistics UK business are its ’through the night’ cross docking operations and daily distribution services to regional Howdens depots.

Yusen Logistics UK will service Howdens’ depots across the East Midlands, South-East London, and South-West London, including the Home Counties and, will shortly be covering North Yorkshire and the North-East.

Steve Liddiard, director of Logistics at Howdens, said: “During the short time we’ve been working together, Yusen Logistics has shown great flexibility to meet our requirements. Their commitment to continued investment in additional facilities and technology has been key to our national rollout of the regional cross-docking centres (XDCs). We’re looking forward to the future collaboration with Yusen Logistics.”

One new addition to Yusen Logistics is the introduction of 21 tractor units to support the primary distribution operations in the UK for bulk depot replenishment and reverse logistics into the supply chain.

Rob McWhirter, business development director at Yusen Logistics UK, said: “The strength of the relationship that has been built between Howdens and Yusen Logistics has been based on an open approach from both organisations to jointly recognise and meet challenges and the ability to react to the changing needs of the business with a key focus on delivering the highest possible service to depots and ultimately end customers. Yusen Logistics is extremely proud of our business relationship with Howden and to be a part of the continued growth of their UK business.”

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