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New trailers for contract extension

Gloucestershire-based transport and logistics operator, CM Downton, has invested in 10 new trailers following a recent contract extension.

CM Downton has invested in the trailers, five of which are liveried in the client's new livery design, for its contract with SAICA Paper. The two companies have worked together since SAICA Paper opened its mill in Manchester in 2012.

The trailers are part of an ongoing joint continuous improvement programme and have a number of features primarily designed to prevent water from getting into the trailers, thus reducing damage to paper reels in transit.

The contract covers the transportation of full loads of recovered paper collected from various UK recycling sources into SAICA Paper's paper mill, and the delivery of full loads of paper reels to customers throughout the country. The operation involves around 13,000 inbound loads and 3,000 outbound loads each year, or around 65 loads per day in total.

David Hutchings, head of business development at CM Downton, said: "We have been working closely with SAICA Paper for over six years, and have demonstrated strong service levels, resulting in our recent contract extension. Continuous improvement has played a key role in this partnership, and this is a great example of how we are able to provide innovative solutions to enhance the client's service levels and profitability."

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