Suttons, a leading global logistics provider, is celebrating after a double success at the 2011 Motor Transport Awards.
The annual awards celebrate achievements in the transport industry and recognise innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality.
At last weeks glittering ceremony with an audience of 1,500 at London’s Grosvenor House, Suttons won the Safety in Operation Award and with customer Mexichem Fluor, the Partnership Award.
It’s the fourth time in ten years that Suttons has won the Safety in Operation Award, with praise from the judges for its "clear commitment to safety." Following its success in 2008 for the ‘Think Safe’ campaign, the Company introduced a new Felt Leadership initiative. This programme focuses on Managers and supervisors taking personal responsibility for and visibly demonstrating high standards.
The Partnership Award recognises Suttons relationship with fluorine supplier Mexichem Fluor. The two companies have worked together for over 15 years with Mexichem’s fleet of over 1,000 isotanks being managed and operated by Suttons.
Andrew Palmer, Group Managing Director of Suttons, who accepted the awards from comedian Michael McIntyre and broadcaster Chris Tarrant said:
"Both these awards demonstrate the outstanding commitment of Suttons people. It is their clear focus and drive that enables us to deliver a safe and reliable service which is recognised by our customers and by the industry.
"To win the safety award four times is a fantastic achievement, but going forward we are not complacent and will continue to work hard to further improve safety performance.
"As a logistics service provider, building relationships with all our customers is key and the judges recognised the effectiveness and mutual success of our relationship with Mexichem Fluor."
Last month Suttons announced it was spending more than three quarters of a million pounds in buying new trailers and upgrading existing equipment for its International fleet. This follows an investment of £9.5million earlier this
year in 600 new isotanks.
Suttons is based in Cheshire, UK and operates globally with key business centres also in Antwerp, Essen, Houston, Kuantan, Le Havre, New Jersey, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.