Buffaload Logistics, based near Huntingdon Cambridgeshire. Darren Morton has joined the team as Business Development Manager to oversee new contracts and maximise efficiencies throughout the company’s fast-expanding UK operation.
With 20 years’ experience in the chilled food industry, Darren joins Buffaload from Co-operative Retail Logistics where, as National Planning Manager, he was responsible for the smooth delivery of perishable goods from farms and factories throughout the UK to Co-op RDCs.
A key achievement during this time was the remodelling of the Co-op’s UK trunking network which, in the wake of the company’s acquisition of Somerfield, needed to absorb increased pallet volumes. Buffaload’s cross-docking facilities in Ellington and Avonmouth were called upon and continue to play a major role in providing the Co-op with a premier transport and distribution service.
“The Opportunity arose to join Buffaload Logistics and with it, the chance to join an exciting and fast-growing company that is already making a name for itself in the chilled consolidation business,” says Morton, “By maximising the use of the Buffaload network and fleet, which includes well over 70 temperature controlled double-deck trailers and cross- dock sites in Huntingdon , Wigan and Avonmouth, we are in a position to offer cost-effective, sustainable rates to suppliers, whilst cutting ‘load miles’ and reducing our Carbon Footprint.”
Julie Feltwell, Buffaload Logistics’ Managing Director commented:
“We are delighted that Darren has joined our team. His in-depth knowledge of chilled delivery networks and consolidation will take us a step closer to our goal of being the UK’s chilled consolidator and double-deck trunking supplier of choice for retail and food distribution.”