Stoke-on-Trent based haulier R G Bassett & Sons Ltd has been appointed by leading protective packaging manufacturer Jiffy Packaging Co Ltd of Winsford to provide a full logistics support operation, enabling Jiffy to offer an enhanced delivery service to its UK distributors.
As part of the new contract arrangements, the Jiffy name and livery have been applied to the rear doors of eight high cube trailers newly acquired by Bassett’s, further raising the profile of the Jiffy brand and underlining the company’s market leading position.
The new service will ensure prompt and efficient supply of Jiffy products, including its famous padded bags, foam, air bubble film and protective mailers, and pioneering Air Cushion Technology for packaging void fill systems, across the UK.
"In today’s highly competitive markets, we recognise that reliable delivery is every bit as important as the quality of the products supplied," explains Alan Weston, Managing Director of Jiffy Packaging Co. "In RG Bassett & Sons Ltd we have found the ideal partner, with an excellent record in customer service to a varied client base, and it is particularly pleasing that we have been able to partner with a similar locally-based and well-established business."
A fifth generation family business established in 1897, R G Bassett & Sons Ltd provides ISO 9001:2008 quality-assured road haulage, warehousing and driving training services throughout the UK. The Company has a modern fleet of 35 large goods vehicles and 80 trailers, and is a member shareholder of the Palletforce Network.
Laurence Bassett, Operations Director of R G Bassett & Sons Ltd adds: "We are proud to be servicing Jiffy’s transport requirements, and to promote our working relationship with the addition of Jiffy’s livery to our new high-cube trailers."
Jiffy was founded in 1964 by the Baldwin family. Today as part of the Pregis Corporation, a worldwide supplier of innovative protective, flexible and food service packaging and hospital supply products, the company offers an extensive range of protective packaging solutions to markets throughout Europe.
"The new logistics service will further raise the profile and underline the strength of the Jiffy brand, and demonstrate our commitment to providing both quality products and high levels of customer service," concludes Mr Weston. "We are delighted at the support we have received to date from R G Bassett and look forward to a successful long-term relationship."