Eastbourne-based Dobbs Logistics is seeing distinct signs of market recovery.
Dobbs, which has been in operation for almost 50 years, says pallet volume is up 11% year on year. “We are putting about 250 pallets a week into the Hub and delivering 500,” says operations director Steve Morgan. “Itâ€™s great to see our customers thriving again and investment in the region picking up.”
One of its general haulage clients, pharmaceutical company Teva UK, has recently invested Â£10m in its manufacturing plant in Eastbourne and another Â£11m in an RDC in Castleford to which Dobbs delivers pre-packaged drugs.
The increase in pallet work has seen the company put another 18-tonner on to its TPN fleet. “Some of our customers are going from strength to strength. A good example is HB Ingredients which provides the raw materials for chocolate and supplies the tourist trade. Their business is booming, 38% up on last yearâ€™s turnover.”
Morgan says customersâ€™ satisfaction with Dobbsâ€™ transport services is easy to explain. “The network is extremely strong and delivers good performance. And we have an exceptionally loyal, brilliant team,” he says.
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