DSV in the UK was recently awarded a two-year contract with GEO Specialty Chemicals to provide domestic and multimarket export fulfilment services for chemicals manufactured at the company’s state of the art production facility in Hythe, Southampton.
The contract, which will run from April 2018 to April 2020, with the possibility to extend by a further one year, was won in a competitive tender process by DSV Road and DSV Air & Sea and includes domestic and international road freight, air freight and sea freight volumes, as well as warehousing services. This business win follows a strategic move by DSV to grow its share of the chemical market in the UK.
Christopher Malyon, Sales and Marketing Director at DSV Road Limited, commented:
“We are delighted to announce the commencement of the contract between GEO Specialty Chemicals and DSV. GEO has expanded its product range substantially with the new production site in Hythe, and they required a full-service logistics provider that could fulfil a complex schedule of deliveries to over 1000 global customers, totalling over 1200 road consignments, 300 TEUs and 150 LCLs per year. With our One DSV approach, integrating warehousing, road and air and sea freight services, we were ideally positioned to offer the joined-up solutions they required.”
Founded in 1993, GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. is a world leader in providing high-quality, cost effective specialty chemicals and currently manufactures over 300 products for a broad customer base throughout the UK and worldwide.
Beverley Cross, Supply Chain Manager for GEO, commented on the contract award:
“When it came to sourcing a partner for our global logistics, we needed an organisation that could assure us with confidence that our customers would be as important to them as they are to us. In this context, Chris and the team at DSV were able to demonstrate their commitment to GEO and could fulfil our complex delivery schedules across all markets. Their commitment to customer service also stood out, and we’re looking forward to working closely together for the duration of the contract.”