Jungheinrich, the worldwide manufacturer of forklift trucks and
warehouse equipment, has renewed its contract with leading network
solutions provider Nightfreight for a further three years.
As part of the new deal, Nightfreight will be responsible for the
management of the complete inbound supply chain of new trucks from
Jungheinrich’s manufacturing plants in Germany for the UK market, in a
move designed to improve tracking and visibility through the supply
chain from factory to customer delivery.
For the past five years Nightfreight has been responsible for operating
all UK distribution providing on-site contract management and support;
product checks and low level rectification of damage, and delivery and
collection of used equipment for short-term hire to Jungheinrich’s UK
Steve Clarke, purchasing and logistics manager at Jungheinrich, said:
"Over the past three years Nightfreight has played a valuable role
within our business. Their transport solution has helped us deliver a
first class service to our customers. Nightfreight’s activity has been
extended to take control of the complete supply chain.
"Nightfreight also supports our short-term rental business by delivering
the ‘close to market’ strategy that enables us to locate trucks local to
the target market.
"In summary, Nightfreight has shown a willingness and ability to adapt
to changes within our business and we see this co-operation developing
further over the life of the new contract."
Ian Smith, chief operating officer at Nightfreight, said: "We have
proven that Nightfreight is a trusted partner who can provide support
during periods of change and in challenging trading conditions.
Providing an ‘end to end’ logistics solution from Jungheinrich’s
manufacturing plants is a logical next step following our successful UK