Meachers Global Logistics has signed a three-year supply chain management contract with Nexeo Solutions, a global leader in chemicals and plastics distribution.
Southampton based Meachers will arrange the inbound sea freight of polypropylene granules from the US to the UK on behalf of Nexeo. The goods will then be moved to Meachers warehousing facility in Nursling to be de-vanned and loaded into bulk tanker for onward delivery to Hamble-le Rice, where they will be used to manufacture contact lenses.
In order to facilitate the contract Meachers has made significant capital investment in new infrastructure at its Nursling facility. This includes the specially developed hopper that has been designed to load a bulk tanker with the polypropylene granules.
Commenting on the deal, Meachers Global Logistics Commercial Director, Gary Whittle said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Nexeo. Being situated near the Solent means we can provide fast collection and distribution making the supply chain much more efficient for the end party. We have worked closely with the organisation in order to develop a solution to their specialist transport and shipping requirements, which has included investment in bespoke designed equipment.”
Steve Bright, Commercial Manager at Nexeo added: “Meachers Global Logistics flexible approach and supply chain expertise were the key drivers behind our decision to award the contract. The company has a broad range of capabilities and we look forward to working together and continuing to grow the business relationship.”