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Vacu Lug Traction Tyres strengthens partnership with national supply chain specialist Nightfreight

National supply chain specialist Nightfreight has secured a further two year national distribution contract with Europe’s largest independent retreader of truck, industrial and earthmover tyres Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Ltd.

The contract renewal sees Vacu-Lug strengthen its ten-year partnership with Willenhall based Nightfreight as both a customer and supplier.

Under the contract, Nightfreight is charged with the collection and outbound delivery of Vacu-Lug’s new retread tyres from its UK plant in Grantham to its nationwide customer base via Nightfreight’s network of regional hubs.

The 18 vehicle, five day, 24 hour service will also see Nightfreight continue to collect all used tyres from customers such as Royal Mail, WH Malcolm and Veolia Environmental Services Ltd and return them to Vacu-Lug for recycling.

Finance director of Vacu-Lug, John Parsons says Nightfreight’s strength is its ability to deliver a cost effective distribution solution, at the same time as offering exceptional standards in customer service.

He said: "Transport, logistics and waste management operators nationwide place their trust in our products and our commitment to providing a responsive and dedicated collection and delivery service.

"Over the past ten years Nightfreight has continued not only to meet but to exceed our expectations.

"More than this, Nightfreight has a long and respected relationship with our customers and they’re treated as part of the extended Vacu-Lug team."

Nightfreight expects to distribute and collect over 300,000 tyres for Vacu-Lug over the next 12 months. During 2010, it distributed over 141,000 new tyres and collected 200,000 used tyres for the firm.

Ian Smith, chief executive officer of Nightfreight, said: "We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Vacu-Lug for another two years.

"Nightfreight has once again provided a cost effective, customer focused and flexible distribution solution for a leading UK customer.

"By going the extra-mile for Vacu-Lug and providing a tailored service covering both the outbound distribution and collection of their specialist product range, we’ve demonstrated our world-class standard and approach."

Established in 1984, Nightfreight offers four main delivery channels as either stand alone services or multi configurable options including single parcel express and non-standard freight, two-man shared user home delivery nationwide, a specialist warehousing, handling and installation ‘white glove’ service and dedicated logistics.

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