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Downton wins renewal of salt contract

Ineos Salt, the UK's largest supplier of vacuum salt products, has renewed a warehousing and distribution contract with Gloucestershire-based transport specialist CM Downton.

Under the contract Downton will manage groupage and full-load distribution of palletised bagged products to Ineos Salt's customers throughout the UK.

Part of Ineos Enterprises, the global manufacturer of chemical and oil products, Ineos Salt supplies a full range of products for most applications and industry needs.

These include food salts, water softening salts, animal feed, industrial and chemical, and de-icing salts.

Downton has been working for Ineos Salt for the past two years and the latest contract extension has been awarded because of the successful operation the company has implemented during that time.

Salt is processed, bagged and palletised at Ineos Salt's facility in Runcorn, Cheshire. This is less than six miles from Downton's local hub depot, which means that transport operations can be simplified with little wasted time or empty running. Downton manages up to 10 consignments each day with some deliveries made to customers direct from the factory and some consolidated through its Runcorn depot.

David Hutchings, business development manager at Moreton Valence based CM Downton, said: "We have delivered an excellent service to Ineos Salt over the past couple of years and the extension builds on the relationship we have established.

"Our major warehousing and distribution facility in Runcorn is ideally located to serve companies in the North West region who need to get their products delivered across the UK quickly, efficiently and economically."

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