Aggregate Industries UK has named Eddie Stobart as its Concrete Products division’s new logistics supply partner.

From October 2016, logistics for Aggregate Industries’ Concrete Products division will transfer to Eddie Stobart’s manufacturing and industrial business unit.

The new five-year contract, awarded following an extensive tender, will see the haulier carrying Bradstone, Charcon and Masterblock products from 14 UK sites using a combination of specialist curtain-siders, flat trailers and mechanical off-load vehicles.

This strategic partnership with Eddie Stobart will enable Aggregate Industries to provide a more personalised and flexible service to meet its customers’ ever-changing needs.

The varied nature of the work requires a very flexible haulage partner with specialist resources and equipment – a key reason why Eddie Stobart was chosen.

Eddie Stobart’s intelligent planning strategies and systems and transparent operation are supported by the latest in-cab telematics systems, providing industry-leading accuracy and real time load information. This enables Aggregate Industries to monitor arrivals and deliveries for customers and better plan on-site schedules for increased efficiency.

Simon Marriott, Concrete Products director at Aggregate Industries, explained: “During a competitive tender process it was clear our two companies share a similar ethos, both committed to delivering innovative, tailored solutions and first class service to our customers. We’re delighted to announce Eddie Stobart as the new logistics partner for our Concrete Products division and look forward to working with their dedicated manufacturing and industrial team.”

Alex Laffey, chief executive officer of Eddie Stobart, added: “We are delighted to call Aggregate Industries our partner in the infrastructure sector. Our multimodal offering also presents a much broader opportunity for Eddie Stobart to support Aggregate Industries’ efforts in reducing the amount of product moved by road, and helping further our commitment to sector-leading sustainability.”