A sweet deal: Fen firm Knowles Transport lands five-year contract from The Silver Spoon Company

Alex Knowles, commercial director at Knowles Transport and Paul Jaggard, head of logistics at The Si

Alex Knowles, commercial director at Knowles Transport and Paul Jaggard, head of logistics at The Silver Spoon Company. Knowles Transport has won a five-year contract distribution contract from the company. - Credit: Archant

A Fenland transport firm has landed a five-year contract with one of the country’s top food manufacturers.

Knowles Transport, which has offices in March and Wisbech, has won the contract with The Silver Spoon Company, meaning the firm will now collect from the company’s numerous manufacturing plants across the UK.

The agreement will see Knowles manage storage, handling and customer services.

Alex Knowles, commercial director at Knowles Transport, said: “Our operational flexibility and alternative distribution models, which help to reduce mileage and increase efficiency, were key factors in The Silver Spoon Company’s decision to work with us.

“Over the past five years our ability to offer bespoke commercial and operational offerings has evolved significantly and we are confident of continued growth in the consumer sector.”

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Warehousing will take place at Knowles’ new 270,000 sq ft distribution centre in Wisbech, which opened in January, part of the company’s two million sq ft storage portfolio.

Warehouse layout and racking configuration has been purpose-built for the range of The Silver Spoon Company products while Knowles’ investment in the latest technology and flexible approach were important deciding factors when awarding the contract.

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Paul Jaggard, head of logistics at The Silver Spoon Company, said: “Reducing road miles and benefitting from a swift, efficient and flexible supply chain are important factors for The Silver Spoon Company.

“Knowles Transport offered this alongside a clear understanding of our requirements and the ability to deliver a range of warehousing and distribution services.”

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