16 June 2011
TDG picks up transport deal for BPI Recycled Products
BPI Recycled Products has awarded a contract to TDG – now owned by Norbert Dentressangle – for warehousing and transportation of goods to and from its three UK manufacturing sites.
BPI Recycled Products, part of the British Polythene Industries group, is a leading polyethylene recycler and reprocesses up to 64,000 tonnes of post-use material from commercial, retail, industrial and agricultural markets each year. With market-leading brands such as The Green Sack (pictured) and Visqueen, the recycled products division is the UK's largest producer of refuse sacks and waterproofing membranes.
Norbert Dentressangle and TDG will be responsible for the provision of a national warehousing and distribution operation to serve BPI's recycled products operations at Rhymney in South Wales, Stroud in Gloucestershire and Heanor in Derbyshire. Until now, each manufacturing site has been responsible for its own transportation.
Under the new arrangement, a national distribution centre will be sited at Heanor from which inbound and outbound transportation will be managed for all three sites. It is hoped this will deliver cost savings and environmental benefits thanks to better vehicle fill rates and fewer road miles.
The operation involves the collection of waste product for reprocessing, the movement of product from the manufacturing plants to the NDC, and the delivery of more than 100,000 pallets per year of finished product to customers. With a 36-strong permanent workforce, the centre will be served by a core fleet of six dedicated, BPI-liveried vehicles, supplemented by Norbert Dentressangle's national shared network.
Ken Oswin, operations director for BPI Recycled Products, said: "This is a major project which was potentially fraught with risk, however the early transition has been managed extremely well and service levels have been maintained throughout the implementation. We look forward to working in partnership to realise the full cost, service and environmental benefits and to further exploit and extend our operational best practices in the future."
Norbert Dentressangle Logistics
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