Birmingham-based LTS Distribution joins TPN Â on 13 April 2015, bringing its 60-strong fleet and substantial expertise in automotive, construction and warehousing.
LTS, which originated as a dedicated transport specialist, revisited its strategy with a view to ambitious growth two years ago. Its new strategy centred on logistics and warehousing, a move which has seen it more than double in revenue to Â£4.5m and which dovetails completely with its Membership of TPN.
â€œWe have won some substantial contracts and last September invested in new warehousing facilities in B9, which gives us 3.3 acres to house the fleet and extensive storage space,â€ says LTS MD Dave Hands. â€œJoining TPN fits with our policy of making strategic partnerships with the best in field. For instance, this month we also signed a deal to handle UK imports for global freight handler, Ziegler Group.
â€œTPN will enable us to offer a cost-effective and high-quality national pallet offering to all our customers. We are very happy with our choice of network,â€ says Hands.
LTS has sought quality in all its commercial partnerships, he says, because this underlines the companyâ€™s own quest for high standards. â€œWe are currently working through ISO:9001, the quality standard, and last year we achieved bronze accreditation for FORS. We intend to keep getting better and we want to work with people for whom continuous improvement is a part of their culture.â€
TPN MD Mark Duggan says he is delighted that LTS is joining the network. â€œThe quality of a network is reflected from the quality of its Members and LTS is an excellent operation. We look forward to working with them,â€ he says.
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