Following a recent contract extension with SAICA Paper, CM Downton has invested in 10 new trailers to be utilised on the contract, five of which are liveried in the client’s new livery design. The two companies have worked together since SAICA Paper opened its new paper mill at Partington, Manchester in 2012. These trailers are part of an ongoing joint continuous improvement programme and have a number of features primarily designed to eliminate water ingress, thus reducing damage to paper reels in transit.
The contract covers the inbound transportation of full loads of recovered paper collected from various UK recycling sources into SAICA Paper’s paper mill, and the outbound delivery of full loads of paper reels to customers throughout the country. The operation involves around 13,000 inbound loads and 3,000 outbound loads each year, or around 65 loads per day in total.
David Hutchings, Head of Business Development at CM Downton, said: “We have been working closely with SAICA Paper for over six years, and have demonstrated strong service levels, resulting in our recent contract extension. Continuous improvement has played a key role in this partnership, and this is a great example of how we are able to provide innovative solutions to enhance the client’s service levels and profitability.”