Bevan win big Bibby Distribution order
By Byron Rimmer
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 16:00
BAGGED: Bevan win Bibby contract
Bevan have won a contract to specify Bibby Distribution’s first Euro VI rigid trucks with curtainside bodies.
The 22 Mercedes-Benz Antos 18-tonners are assigned to a new, multi-million pound contract delivering automotive parts to dealerships nationwide.
Bevan built the new trucks’ 8.6m bodies, and installed their 1,500kg Dhollandia tail-lifts, at their main production facility in Halesowen, West Midlands.
As a no-cost option they also fitted flooring boards with a durable, high-visibility yellow phenolic coating towards the rear of the body.
“Bevan is a trusted supplier…experience has shown its products to be reliable, robust and well suited to our applications.”
Adam Purshall, Bibby
Adam Purshall, Fleet Manager at Bibby Distribution, said: “We set the Bevan team a very tight delivery schedule for these latest vehicles and, true to form, they managed to achieve it.
“Bevan is a trusted supplier.
“Experience has shown its products to be reliable, robust and well suited to our applications.
“The company is also highly customer-focused while, from a warranty point of view, its mobile back-up service is excellent.”
Under the new contract Bibby Distribution are responsible for collecting VOR and stock order parts – ranging in size from body panels to valve caps – from their customer’s central warehouse.
The parts are then trunked to six strategically located outbases where they are merged with other automotive consignments.
They are then transhipped onto the rigid vehicles for final delivery to dealerships before 8am the next day.
Bibby Distribution have taken on 25 additional staff to support their new contract, which utilises GPS-tracked vehicles for maximum security at all stages, from collection to final delivery.