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DB Schenker keeps A-SAFE operations on track during facility construction

A two-year contract with DB Schenker has enabled A-SAFE, maker of polymer safety barriers

A two-year contract with DB Schenker has enabled A-SAFE, maker of polymer safety barriers, bollards and gates to set up its new automated facility at Elland, near Halifax, with zero service disruption.

Charlotte Henbest, DB Schenker’s Business Development Manager says: “Put simply, A-SAFE has limited space in its current facility and a lot of freight to get out, so we have been operating a drop-trailer scenario for them during this time.

“We’ve taken away the logistics headaches and soon as they fill one trailer, we deliver an empty one.

“This happens 3 or 4 times a day, 6 days a week covering some 5,859 consignments which has enabled them to maintain their world leading status while the new building is constructed.”

Julie Heard, DB Schenker’s UK Chief Commercial Officer, says: “We are delighted to have been able to support A-SAFE in expediting its operations while the new facility has been under construction.

“All the while there have been growing volumes as production ramps up at that new plant, we have maintained a consistent flow of goods and prevented any logistics bottlenecks.

“By introducing a 24/7 EDI between them and us we have been able to successfully deliver a transparent and workable solution to A-SAFE,”

Nikki Speak, A-SAFE’s Director of Operations: “Delivering world-class customer service is vital for us, and the partnership with DB Schenker has enabled us to grow and develop our facilities to ready us for the next stage of growth without any impact to our level of service to our current customers.

“The team have been highly supportive and have made this process much easier than it would have been.”