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Meachers Global Logistics re sign contract with global packing firm Huhtamaki


13 May 2011

Meachers Global Logistics has successfully extended its contract with one of the world's largest packaging companies, Huhtamaki.

Huhtamaki is a global manufacturer of consumer and specialty packaging, based in Espoo, Finland. Its UK based operation, Huhtamaki (UK) Ltd, manufactures plastic and paper packaging for FMCG goods, fresh foods and catering disposable markets from its site in Gosport, Hampshire.

Meachers has managed Huhtamaki's national transport network, warehousing and freight forwarding since 2007 and will continue to do so, having beaten off stiff competition from major logistics companies to renegotiate the contract.

Meachers will manage the delivery of pallets to locations throughout the UK and Ireland. Deliveries will be carried out using a combination of Meachers fleet of vehicles, together with a subcontracted element undertaken via Meachers' partner organisations.

UK Supply Chain Manager at Huhtamaki UK, Gary Owen, said: "Meachers has provided Huhtamaki with a first rate service throughout the contract period and we are confident that they will be able to continue to deliver this level of service. Our decision to re-appoint Meachers was not only based on their pricing structure, but was also influenced by the advantages that Meachers is a local company with its own fleet."

Gary Whittle, Commercial Director, Meachers Global Logistics, added: "We are delighted that Huhtamaki has chosen to continue working with Meachers. We have demonstrated our ability to provide an efficient logistics offering, at a hugely competitive price. This prestigious win strengthens our reputation within a demanding marketplace."

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