Portakabin becomes FORS Champion

Gary Owen, Portakabin’s distribution manager

Portakabin, has become a FORS Champion and set a goal for all its preferred suppliers to achieve at least FORS Silver or FORS Gold by the end of 2024.

The company delivers interim and permanent bespoke buildings for a variety of applications, operating across the healthcare, education, transportation, manufacturing and construction sectors.

Gary Owen, Portakabin’s distribution manager, said: “My role is to find ways of providing a safe and efficient service to our customers, and that extends to the services provided across supply chains at Portakabin.

“Due to the variety of industries in which we operate, ensuring consistency and quality is a major challenge. Promoting FORS is a way of ensuring that consistency, holding our suppliers to the same high standards that we demand of ourselves, and having a set framework that enables us to do it.”

Portakabin’s distribution team hopes that becoming a FORS Champion will help drive operational improvements across the company’s supply chains.

“The case for FORS couldn’t be clearer in today’s transport sector”, added Owen. “The safety and sustainability requirements of FORS Silver and FORS Gold are such that operators are compelled to raise the bar when it comes to driver training, efficiency, quality and best practice. I find it hard to understand why anyone in charge of fleet operations wouldn’t be on board with that.”

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