Chevrolet has entered into a three-year contract with Acumen Automotive Logistics Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Acumen Logistics Group, for the movement and delivery of Chevrolet vehicles from the Royal Portbury Dock in Somerset to the Midlands, North Wales and Northern England. The contract, which began on the 1st January, was won in an open tender against fierce competition and has subsequently been increased to include North American produced Cadillac and Corvette vehicles.
The news of the contract follows a significant upgrading of Acumen Automobile Logistics Midlands’ hub in Coventry, which has been undertaken in line with the company’s planned future expansion within the Automotive Logistics Sector. Chevrolet is Acumen’s first contract with a GM company and also the first from Portbury. It will compliment the company’s existing traffic from the Midlands to the South and South West of England with anticipated annual volumes of between 5,000 and 10,000 vehicles including fleet vehicles.
Peter Raybould, Director of Acumen Automotive Logistics describes the contract win as a major validation of the Acumen’s expertise in the finished vehicles market and says that it highlights the service differentials which resulted in its selection by Chevrolet.
"We have been delighted to have been awarded such a prestigeous contract and look forward to consolidating our ever growing reputation for excellence with Chevrolet. We have an increasing number of customers for whom we provide high quality, transport services for movements to UK ports and dealerships and plan to further expand our portfolio throughout 2012 and beyond."
Acumen has been growing steadily over the past three years by offering customers a diverse range of services. These include inbound automotive parts, kerbside-recycling collections and distribution as well as finished vehicle transportation.