CEMEX is a leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates in the UK and, although Burnt Tree has previously dealt with them supplying 7.5t trucks to the company’s paving division, when CEMEX was looking to replace 30 tractor units within their 200 strong aggregate logistics fleet, Burnt Tree’s Contract Hire Division was quick to secure a long-term supply programme for 30 DAF CF85 460 Euro 5 tractor units for this national distribution fleet.
Based across 30 of the company’s quarries and distribution depots, the 30 new DAF CF85 Space Cab tractor units are now working hard for CEMEX, pulling tri-axle tipping trailers that deliver aggregate materials to CEMEX customers around the UK. The 30 DAF’s from Burnt Tree are part of a planned fleet replacement programme by CEMEX and each one will cover in excess of 100,000 kms per annum.
According to Paul Clarke, Logistics Engineering Manager at CEMEX, "During the acquisition programme for these replacement artics, Burnt Tree was able to demonstrate its all-round supply capability, with a deal that fully met our stringent specification and delivery requirements."
The first of the new tractor units went into service at the end of 2013 with the remaining tractor units phased into the CEMEX aggregate logistics fleet by the end of February 2014.
"This is the first time that CEMEX has used Burnt Tree for its national aggregate logistics fleet. Not only were we able to provide them with a competitive tender agreement for the supply of the new tractor units within their timescales, but also this is backed by our new and innovative FleetForce intelligent 24/7 real-time fleet management programme for the duration of the supply programme," said Mark Howell, Contract Hire Director at Burnt Tree.
In the UK, CEMEX manufactures ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregates, whilst the company also supply and install asphalt materials, manufacture concrete block pavings, rail products, bespoke pre-cast and concrete blocks. These new tractors from Burnt Tree are working in the aggregate logistics fleet at CEMEX, which comprises over 200 vehicles including tractor units and tipping trailer combinations as well as 6 and 8 wheeler rigids.