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Norbert Dentressangle wins £ multi million deal with Harvest

Norbert Dentressangle has been appointed by Harvest Energy in a new three-year contract to distribute road fuels to commercial and retail outlets across the UK.

Harvest Energy is part of the Blue Ocean group of companies, one of Europe’s largest independent suppliers and blenders of motor fuels, with operations in the UK, Holland and Germany. In the UK, Harvest Energy is the fastest growing fuel brand and supplies more than 10% of the UK’s motor fuel requirements.

The new fuel distribution service commences on 5th May 2014 and will involve a core resource of dedicated vehicles. The operation will be managed by a team based at the company’s Thurrock site, and supported by the Norbert Dentressangle Tankers Flexi Fuel Fleet regional management network and central functional specialists.

All vehicles will operate with an integrated state-of-the-art tracking and driving style management system, which incorporates an automated reporting function to manage fuel efficiency and safe driving.

Central to the appointment of Norbert Dentressangle is its proven capability in managing continuous, intensive, dynamic fuel delivery operations on a UK wide basis, which can include handling volume swings in excess of +20% week-on-week.

The flexible 24/7 operational solution has been designed to provide stability and robustness, with a distribution network engineered to deliver an optimum combination of lowest overall cost and consistently high standards of service. This involves the application of creative modelling techniques, supported by strong and consistent resource management, and industry leading performance in health and safety, and the avoidance of contaminations.

Simon Davis, Head of Sales and Logistics at Harvest Energy, said: "During the exhaustive review of the provision of our road fuels distribution, Norbert Dentressangle consistently challenged the norm and came up with innovative solutions to improve our supply chain service and deliver cost efficiencies. We are looking forward to developing a long term partnership with them."

Ann Dawson, Managing Director at Norbert Dentressangle Tankers, commented: "As a major logistics business already delivering a significant amount of UK motor fuel sales, we are delighted to add Harvest Energy, which is experiencing rapid year-on-year market growth, to our expanding customer portfolio within this industry sector."

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