From October this year, logistics for Aggregate Industries’ Concrete Products division will transfer to Eddie Stobart’s manufacturing and industrial business unit. The new five-year contract, awarded following an extensive tender, will see the haulier carrying Bradstone, Charcon and Masterblock products from 14 UK sites, using a combination of specialist curtain-siders, flat trailers and mechanical off-load vehicles.
This strategic partnership with Eddie Stobart will enable Aggregate Industries, a major supplier to the construction and infrastructure industry, to provide a more personalised and flexible service to meet its customers’ changing needs.
Aggregate Industries was looking for a very flexible haulage partner with specialist resources and equipment, due to the varied nature of the work. Eddie Stobart’s intelligent planning strategies and systems, and transparent operation are supported by the very latest in-cab telematics systems, providing industry-leading accuracy and real-time load information – essential to the smooth running of construction sites.
Simon Marriott, Concrete Products Director at Aggregate Industries, said of the decision to award the contract: “During a competitive tender process it was clear these two companies share a similar ethos, both committed to delivering innovative, tailored solutions and first class service to our customers. We’re delighted to announce Eddie Stobart as the new logistics partner for our Concrete Products division and look forward to working with their dedicated manufacturing and industrial team.”
Alex Laffey, Eddie Stobart CEO, said: “We are delighted to call Aggregate Industries our partner in the infrastructure sector. Our multimodal offering also presents a much broader opportunity for Eddie Stobart to support Aggregate Industries’ efforts in reducing the amount of product moved by road, and helping further our commitment to sector-leading sustainability.”