Clugston Distribution – ambitious growth plans

David Heath is planning for more tankers and double digit growth at Clugston Distribution in 2014
Following a 20% growth in revenue in 2013, a £2.15m fleet expansion and renewal plan has been announced by Clugston Distribution.
The investment is part of the company’s strategy to develop its UK customer base by growing services in the fuels, bulk powdered food, intermodal and bulk ash movement markets.
Funds are being used to purchase eighteen new Euro6 Renault tractor units and fourteen new trailers, demonstrating the Clugston Group’s commitment to the logistics side of the business. The first two Euro6 Renaults hit the road last month delivering flour and other bulk food products.
Three of the vehicles have been earmarked for the fuels fleet, taking it up to 16 vehicles on the Humber and Tees. Clugston Distribution is also looking to employ up to thirteen new employees to support predicted growth. Already on order, the new tractor units will be split 50/50 between fleet replacement and additional fleet capacity. The nine additional vehicles are being split across different areas of the business.
David Heath, head of logistics, said: “We’re delighted that the Clugston board has chosen to support us further by backing our ambitious growth plans. 2013 was a great year for us and we’re looking forward to continuing our success in 2014 and beyond. We’re forecasting double digit revenue growth again in 2014.”