Latest vehicle fleet investment is part of Walker’s plan to grow transport business.

Berkshire-based supply chain solutions specialist, Walker Logistics, has added three Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigid lorries to its vehicle fleet.

The vehicles will be dedicated to delivering food and drink to farmers’ markets and high-end food halls, such as Fortnum & Mason, on behalf of Walker’s client Cotswold Fayre and all three units are liveried with Cotswold Fayre’s logo.

Some 1000 pallet loads of Cotswold Fayre’s branded foodstuffs and beverages are stored in Walker’s multi-user, food grade facility close to the M4 for delivery throughout the UK.

Walker process some 75 – 100 orders a day for the company and each comprises around 30 cartons, which are either palletized or put in to roll cages, depending on the demands of the retail outlet for which they are destined.

Plans are well advanced for Cotswold Fayre’s Christmas sales spike – which will involve a 30 per cent increase in throughput.

To ensure that its clients products are distributed in the most environmentally-friendly and cost efficient way possible, Walker has recently upgraded its route planning software and appointed Justin Wood to the position Transport Manager.

Justin Wood said:

“Like all logistics companies our main challenges are ensuring that our vehicles are running as close to capacity as possible every day and also there are as few empty return journeys as possible and we are always seeking opportunities to collaborate with other businesses to maximize backhaul efficiency,” he says.

William Walker, sales director of Walker Logistics, commented:

“Walker has always offered a full storage and distribution service with extensive knowledge of product movement from our freight heritage and as the company grows we are looking to make sure the investment in new vehicles, planning software and dedicated staff in that area continues so we are well placed to offer complete supply chain solutions.”

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Editor’s Notes: About Walker Logistics Ltd
Walker Logistics was established in 1999 to offer a comprehensive range of bespoke services. With modern, multi-client facilities located close to Junction 14 of the M4 motorway and additional sites located in Swindon, Reading and Newbury, the company offers over 200,000 square feet of ambient temperature high quality warehousing & storage facilities.

Media Contact: Company Contact:
Lloyd Arkill Charlie Walker
Arkill Matthews Allen Ltd Customer Relations and Marketing
Tel: 01923 777897 Tel: +44 (0) 1488 73848
Mobile: 07903 809127 Mobile: +44 (0) 7747 807446

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