Tarmac sets up more flexible distribution model

Tarmac sets up more flexible distribution model
23 July 2018

Tarmac (CRH group) is to restructure the distribution model for its Cement and Lime division in the UK. A comprehensive strategic review will result in a more flexible regional model for both bulk and packed cement distribution, which have previously operated on a national basis.

Tarmac's own fleet operations will handle around 50 per cent of bulk cement and 20 per cent of packed cement distribution, supported by six regional distribution providers selected through a rigorous procurement process.

Mike Eberlin, managing director at Tarmac Cement and Lime, said: "Our supply chain and logistics operations are crucial to maintaining Tarmac Cement and Lime’s position as the UK's market leader.
The new regional transport operating model will provide enhanced resilience, flexibility, service, cost and safety for our customers, who trust us to deliver the products they need to realise major projects.

"With a demanding pipeline of construction and infrastructure projects coming online across the country, now is the perfect time for us to proactively change. Our strengthened network capability means we're able to offer a better, more flexible service to meet customer requirements going forward."

Tarmac Cement and Lime's regional distribution partners will be engaged on new five-year logistics contracts, effective from December 2018.

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