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Norbert Dentressangle invests £1 million in new site at Rugby


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Norbert Dentressangle invests £1 million in new site at Rugby


April 04, 2012  


Norbert Dentressangle has invested more than £1 million in a new site at Rugby, primarily to serve as a national distribution centre for Continental Tyre Group (CTG).

Norbert Dentressangle has been CTG’s logistics partner since 2006 and is responsible for the storage and distribution of tyres to retailers and fitters throughout the UK. Previously located in Birmingham, the operation transferred to the new facility in October 2011, providing CTG with enhanced capacity and flexibility. The site is also one of the first to benefit from CTG’s new in-house warehouse management system which has been fully interfaced with Norbert Dentressangle’s own Sharp3 transport planning system, providing real-time visibility and control throughout the supply chain.


 
The Rugby site will also act as a consolidation centre, where CTG volumes are combined with volumes from Bridgestone UK, another Norbert Dentressangle customer. In support of the operation, Norbert Dentressangle has also invested in a new 50-strong fleet of radial vehicles, including 18 tonne rigids, 7.5 tonne rigids and long wheel based (LWB) vans, in addition to the existing fleet of 35 articulated vehicles for trunking, cross-dock and bulk deliveries.
 
Providing a premium next-day delivery service to retailers and wholesalers throughout the UK, Norbert Dentressangle provides both CTG and Bridgestone with a solution which combines the control and quality of a dedicated distribution operation with the flexibility to manage fluctuations in volume and the opportunity to optimise and exploit drop point synergies between the two companies, delivering significant service and environmental benefits.
 
The 212,000 sq ft Rugby facility is strategically located just off J1 of the M6 on Prologis Central Park, at the heart of the UK’s motorway network. With the CTG operation currently occupying around 60% of the available space, the site also will also provide high quality warehousing for other existing and prospective Norbert Dentressangle customers.
 

 

 

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