Faccenda Foods is renewing an entire fleet of trucks at one of its main distribution centres, in a contract worth more than £3 million.
The poultry giant supplies a range of products to the retail sector nationwide and is taking delivery of 29 Volvo tractor units in a five year deal with Indelease.
The vehicles will be central to a vast logistics operation based at the company's processing plant in Telford and will help meet increasing demand from supermarkets.
Ian Ashley, head of transport at Faccenda Foods, said: “Our nationwide delivery process is growing all the time and we’re keen to ensure it’s both fit for purpose and ready to meet the future demands of our expanding business.
“This is a deal which enables us to replace some older trucks and add others to create a modern, safe, fuel-efficient fleet.
“It gives us full control of a key part of our distribution process and means we’ll no longer use periodic rental or spot hire to meet peaks in demand.”
The first of the Volvo FM 6x2 Globetrotter units was delivered to the site this week with the remainder to follow before the end of the month.
They will have a vital role in a 300-strong fleet, which also features more than 160 light commercials along with 120 smaller vans and cars, delivering more than 200 million cases of chilled and frozen products each year.