Jungheinrich, the worldwide manufacturer of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment, has renewed its contract with leading network solutions provider Nightfreight for a further three years.
As part of the new deal, Nightfreight will be responsible for the management of the complete inbound supply chain of new trucks from Jungheinrich’s manufacturing plants in Germany for the UK market, in a move designed to improve tracking and visibility through the supply chain from factory to customer delivery.
For the past five years Nightfreight has been responsible for operating all UK distribution providing on-site contract management and support; product checks and low level rectification of damage, and delivery and collection of used equipment for short-term hire to Jungheinrich’s UK customer base.
Steve Clarke, purchasing and logistics manager at Jungheinrich, said: “Over the past three years Nightfreight has played a valuable role within our business. Their transport solution has helped us deliver a first class service to our customers. Nightfreight’s activity has been extended to take control of the complete supply chain.
“Nightfreight also supports our short-term rental business by delivering the ‘close to market’ strategy that enables us to locate trucks local to the target market.
“In summary, Nightfreight has shown a willingness and ability to adapt to changes within our business and we see this co-operation developing further over the life of the new contract.”
Ian Smith, chief operating officer at Nightfreight, said: “We have proven that Nightfreight is a trusted partner who can provide support during periods of change and in challenging trading conditions. Providing an ‘end to end’ logistics solution from Jungheinrich’s manufacturing plants is a logical next step following our successful UK contract operation.”
National supply chain specialist Nightfreight is unrivalled in the combination of services it brings to business customers. Offering four main delivery ‘channels’ – single parcel express and non-standard freight, two-man shared user home delivery nationwide (deliver2home), a specialist warehousing, handling and installation ‘white glove’ service (pacemaker) and dedicated contract logistics – customers can take advantage of unique shared benefit solutions.
Established in 1984, the company culture is driven by personal service values and imaginative, technology led solutions.