Two Shropshire businesses were linked recently when Market Drayton based Culina Logistics fought off the competition to be crowned the successful first time winners of the ‘Temperature Controlled Operator of the Year’ award sponsored by Shrewsbury company Burnt Tree Refrigerental at the 2014 Motor Transport Awards held in London last month.
According to the award judges, a combination of growth, acquisition, investment, innovation, technology, performance and environmental awareness clinched this award for Culina Logistics.
"We are proud to have won this prestigious industry award in our 20th anniversary year and would like to publicly acknowledge the dedication and hard work of everyone at Culina, their commitment to quality shines through. We take great pride in our roots, based in Market Drayton, and so it is also especially pleasing to have won an award sponsored by Burnt Tree who are based locally too, in Shrewsbury", said Culina Logistics chief executive Thomas van Mourik.
Burnt Tree’s Refrigerental was a headline sponsor at this prestigious industry event, sponsoring this brand-new award category ‘Temperature Controlled Operator of the Year’. The event was attended by over 1600 guests representing the UK commercial vehicle, transport and logistics industries.
As Mark Howell, contract hire and Refrigerental director at Burnt Tree commented, “When the organisers first told us of this new category, it made perfect sense for Refrigerental to sponsor the award. It is a perfect fit for our exciting temperature controlled rental business.”