Market leading coatings and speciality products supplier, PPG Industries has renewed its long-term supply chain contract with Norbert Dentressangle for a further 18 months.
PPG Industries provides a wide range of paints, sealants and coatings products that are distributed to customers in the construction, consumer, industrial and transportation markets, and UK Ministry of Defence.
The company has manufacturing facilities and affiliates in more than 60 countries around the world, with its UK operations for automotive refinish and aerospace sealants and coatings established at sites in Stowmarket, Suffolk, and Shildon, County Durham, respectively.
The new agreement provides a next day solution that exceeds current ADR regulations for the safe transportation of all products within the UK and Ireland. Using Norbert Dentressangle’s shared user network, the majority of orders are delivered during the day, with a small amount of freight being delivered through the night.
Goods are collected and distributed to a combination of aerospace and automotive end users with over 1,600 deliveries made a month on a next day or timed basis in line with PPG’s customer requirements. A limited amount of consignment returns are also managed.
One of the key criteria for PPG is working with a transport provider that can meet its requirements for a high quality, robust service whilst offering a competitive market price.
Shaun Cobbold, Logistics Contracts Manager UK at PPG Industries, said: "We’ve worked with Norbert Dentressangle for 17-years and the company continues to develop a solution that provides a flexible service without the need for expensive fixed costs.
"Due to the high service levels and on-going success of the operation we are pleased to further extend our partnership with Norbert Dentressangle."
PPG management has full visibility of orders and real time traceability of deliveries using Norbert Dentressangle’s IT solution, SharpNet. Consignment details are transferred using an electronic interface for goods despatched from the Stowmarket site.